I have to agree with hrhsophia, the book was slow at the beginning to get my attention, but I think that is true of most books as the writer gets to know and understand the characters. But once I got into it, I too could not stop reading.
I really felt for Amy and like Lizzie, wanted to shake her straight. But for Jimmy to take advantage of such a young girl is pathetic, she was only 15 at the time he met her. I was hoping that Susannah's letter to her sister would bring Jimmy back, but alas. And I was horrified by the ending, but it too is realistic.
If you are in the mood for a shot of depressing reality when the wrong decisions are made, this is certainly the book to read. The book is well written as is evidenced by the rainbow of emotions that course through the reader as they absorb the words on each page(screen).