This book has been a favorite of mine. I have read it at least 5 times and it never tires. I was coming out when I first read it. I identified with Jamie so much that I wish I could be him. I sought out men just like Mr. Benson, but never seemed to find one. But I keep going back to the story. The first two thirds is the best. When the plot kicks in, it does wobble. But that's a minor issue.