This play contains examples of:
- Axes at School: The terrifying penultimate scene, when William shoots three of his classmates.
- The Bully: Bennett
- Dogged Nice Guy: William at first...
- Downer Ending
- Driven to Suicide: Subverted, then played straight; not in the way you might expect. For a while we're supposed to think this will be Chadwick's fate; he even tells William he thinks it might be better to just end it all. Ironically, Chadwick is one of characters who survives, and this fate befalls William instead. In the end, though, he find he can't bring himself to pull the trigger.
- Jerk Ass: Bennett. And how.
- Mr. Fanservice: Nick, the lacrosse player. Especially when Lilly asks to feel his muscles...
- Wham Line: "Don't come to school tomorrow."