Things that still irritate me:
- Damien, while the fact that he is nice, is basically The Token Gay Guy in Zoey's group of friends. This wouldn't bother me much, (because of course, would *I* really care if a guy is gay?) except for the fact that they refer to it so much. I doubt this is his whole personality PEOPLE. Gay guys and friends of gay guys don't need to keep reinforcing the fact that they're gay. I think they should build his identity more, and they have given him a few interests, but not nearly enough.
- All of the cliche names. I think I love Zoey's friends for the fact that they DON'T have cliche names.
Anyway, I don't really hate Marked anymore. I'm glad I've given it a chance and actually want to read the rest of the series, just to see where they go with all of this.