So, yeah, I read Sophomore year before this book, but you know what? I think I love Chloe even more, because I know how much she grows from this book to the next.
Her freshmen year was really tough. Thank goodness she found a friend in new student, Tris. He's the best, and a great and loyal person to have by your side. I think Chastain hit on those major life changes many teens experience, when they make that move from middle school to high school. Learning a new school and all it's social rules, as well as coming to terms with changing friendships.
She also did a wonderful job crafting Chloe. Chloe's voice is fantastic, and kept me captivated during both books. I found her witty, charming, funny, and sometimes even wise. Since the story was told via diary entries, they are very open and honest, and Chloe reflects on many different things such as her crushes, her sexual curiosity, her parents marriage, her friendships, and herself.
It was great for me to see how far Chloe had come, and I hope we get to graduate with her.