What I liked: What I thought was really smart and well-done was the fact that Liz was in no means a likable character. Because normally you root for the protagonist. You care for them. You feel for them, but with Liz...well, I pretty much hated her. But at the same time I still felt empathy and pity for her. I thought that was very well done. I also liked how it kind of reversed the style of the teen-suicide genre where you see all the small ways in which everyone influenced this one person to feel they didn't deserve to live, but in Falling Into Place, instead, we saw how she kind of ruined the lives of heaps of people around her, especially her two closest friends. And although there were so many things I disliked about Liz, there were still things about her that I related to. Like the desire to fit in.
What I didn't like: Hmmm, well, it was quite angsty. It involved lots of Mommy issues and drunken teens and teen romance inn a pretty cliche sense. It was like, take everything bad that has ever happened to teenagers and chuck it in the story for maximum effectiveness....
Yes, I cried. There was this one scene in particular that was just completely gut-wrenching. Basically, Liz treats herself and eats a whole bunch of food, then goes and throws it all up and she's sitting on the bathroom floor crying and she looks at herself in the mirror and says "Am I beautiful, yet?"