- Ho Yay - Tom is canonically gay. Clay... is not; however, he does kiss Tom twice in extremely somber, emotional moments, and also muses about getting to know him better a lot.
- Like You Would Really Do It: Averted with Alice's death.
- Paranoia Fuel
- We Hardly Knew Ye: DJ Liquid, who gets killed immediately after joining Tom and Clay.
- The Woobie - Alice Maxwell is a high school sophomore who spends the first half of the book recovering from the trauma of having her mother go insane and try to kill her, then witnessing more violence in an hour than most people see in their lives. Even though she does seem happier near the end, the end for her comes a bit short.
YMMV / Cell