This film, and TOMBOY (France, 2011), are the two best films I have ever seen about transgender youth. Of course, neither of them are from USA. I highly recommend both for anyone interested in this issue!
Great discussion material on sexual identity, transgenderism and everything that surrounds it (family conflicts, lack of knowledge to deal with it, social repression, etc), but the movie is terribly cheesy and too colourful for my taste. I really appreciate its intentions since it's a relevant and rich subject, but I couldn't help myself from hating how it was conceived.