I read this many, many years ago and seem to remember that I loved it. I recently got the urge to reread it, and thankfully was still able to find it at the library. Can't exactly say I still love it though. The ending is infuriating and sad all at the same time. I want to know what happened!I liked the book up until then though - even if I did know what was coming. The friendship that grew between Tracey and Mandy seemed very realistic and it made me miss the days before email when I had several penpals myself. Email just isn't as cozy!It is rather dated though. A lot of the circumstances and secrets necessary for the plot could never happen today, with the Internet, Google etc.