I also just finished THE WAY I USED TO BE. Holy smokes, guys. The character development in this book is incredible. The story follows Eden through all four years of high school after she is raped by her older brother's best friend. It's a completely character driven story, showing how the assault shapes Eden's sense of self and decision-making. As a writer who focuses on character more than plot (I've recently realized I'm plot-challenged), I was in awe.