I liked this book. It was well written, the main character was realistic (and funny), and her problems and issues were suitably YA. As the story progresses El learns that not everything is at seems, not within herself or the people around her. She comes to realize she's been a brat and with the help of her family (her sister mostly) and her friends she tries to become a better person.
I also liked that you don't really know what happened to her dad and I liked the way you find out.