Baz has finally appeared on the scene and things have started to pick up - by which I mean that there's finally some tension in the story, and not only self-reflective teenage angst. It was really getting a bit too much for me. The prejudice-fuelled tension between Simon and Baz is lovely though - the only thing I would criticise is that they went too quickly from "you're my worst enemy and I hate your guts" to "I still don't like you, but I'll help you in any way I can". I don't think that that transition was handled well. But other than that I'm really glad for Baz's arrival in the story. It's made things a hundred times more interesting.