Do you like movies like "(500) Days of Summer" and "Garden State"? Do you fancy yourself a hipster? Then Winter Town is for you.
I actually do think this would be an ok read for teen boys even though it's heavier on romance. It's a good story for someone who is feeling ready to be different, ready to go to college and discover their future self while at the same time having no idea what they really want from their future.
The crazy troubled girl who ends up showing him things about himself he never knew just doesn't work for me the same way it works for other people, so I am willing to think this is just not the book for me, not necessarily not the book for someone else. Also, full disclosure, right before this book, I read another story of painful first love, and I was hoping to not read another one back to back. So this is a bit of wrong book/wrong time. Regardless, my first reaction is that it was a bit of a letdown.