This is a well written story that examines a young girl's life.
I most intrigued by Hailey's juxtaposition with the rest of the people around her. Hailey didn't seem to blend with her family as her mother kept waiting for another entity to help her after the loss of her unborn son. Her father exhibits avoidance by spending every possible moment away from his now dysfunctional family, and Hailey is left to survive in this world. Hailey, however, seemed to examine herself and move forward.
The writing was simplistic, concentrating upon mundane everyday events, which complemented the story well. I would recommend this to more mature teenagers and young adults as well as older adults who like this type of coming of age novel.
I would like to say thank you to Chris Tusa for the contribution to Library Thing's Member Giveaway. This is a book I would have never read otherwise since it is something that I wouldn't normally read. It was different, but it was a good, dark read that examined the dark corners of family life.