3.75 stars. I wasn't too taken with this story for the first third, but after that, the different POVs and the growth shown by each of the young men really drew me in. While the first 1/3 might have been a 3 stars for me, the rest of it was solid 4-4.5 star reading. I'm usually not a fan of YA stories, but this one really rang a chord with me. It felt real, even when I was cringing through some of the life choices made by these guys. By the end of the story, I felt like I really had taken a journey with them, and I was pleased to see there were two more books that explored their lives and relationships.