I really seem to be one of the minority with this book. It was not my thing, at all. The dialogue fell flat and the feel of the story was not for me. Ran. Eh. He was alright I guess... Could very easily live without him and the whole Rory mistaking him for a girl thing. Rory was just Meh, it my eyes too.
Not going to write anything else, it's been a while, but I remember really disliking the book. Just didn't hate it.