I am about half way through "My Family and other freaks" and I've got to tell you, I really don't like this book. It's the kind of book where you don't even like the heroine and find yourself rooting for her geeky best friend. The kind of book that you keep reading but you hate every minute of it. It has the same typical plot of every other preteen, romance book. The main character, in this case Danielle, falls for the arrogant, self absorbed leading male, Damian who is always dating the most popular girl, who is always a b*tch, Treasure. Danielle, is very hard for me to like, she is so whiny, complaining about not having a lot of money or clothes and she is desperate and quite self absorbed. The only good thing I can say about her is that she is an animal lover and vegetarian. But as a huge Eco-freak, I get really fed up with her rants about how boring the environment is and thinking everyone that cares about the environment is a total nerd.