It shows the hardships of teens who can't be honest about who they are or what they are feeling and it shows the consequences of these bottled emotions. It really portrays the deepness of their feelings and their reactions. Who wouldn't freak out after their sister walked in on them and the whole school knew, who would actually have the guts to tell the truth? Not many, that's for sure, which brings this movie even closer to reality because it doesn' t give what you want to see or what you hope to, but instead it gives the truth - and you know what they say about the truth : it can hurt and it's usually not very pretty! So very true, as we see in this GREAT and yet SAD movie.