Lake Thirteen was a very quick and enjoyable read. I did like the characters. I really felt for Scotty in his anxiety about coming out to his friends. I thought the subject was handled very well. I think the way the other kids took the news really reflects the changing attitudes of today's youth. That was nice to see. I enjoyed the mystery and the reincarnation possibility in the story line. The only thing about the book that I wish was included was an epilogue that wrapped up Scotty's boyfriend's story. I would have liked to see how the issue was resolved. I would say this was OK for the over 14 crowd. There really wasn't anything in it that I thought was inappropriate.