I enjoyed this book a lot, and i am in my (early) twenties. This book is about a girl in middle school who just cant seem to stop doing embarrassing things, or making herself look stupid. She is also the only "like" the only person in the 6th grade who has not gotten a "hot ticket"- a ticket that is given out to students secretly in their lockers for doing or wearing something "cool". Even her friends who are a lot less popular than her are getting more than one ticket, which makes her feel so uncool. She goes on a mission to figure out who the maker(s) of the hot tickets are and who is dispencing the tickets into the lockers. She feel that if she can figure out who it is she will be the most popular 6th grade student and maybe even a spread in the yearbook! I wont say too much more, but this is a quick fun read. I finished it within a few days, and i loved it!
I really enjoyed reading this book. Though, I wish it were a little longer, and we got to find out what happens after the end of the story.
This book is about a teenage girl who lives in New Orleans. Her family is very disfunctional. Her Mother is terribly depressed after a miscarraige, and stays up in her room all day. Her father is a jobless drunk, who is too proud too take a minimum wage job- and unable to pay their bills. Her brother is hanging out with the wrong crowd, and having his sister tag along. He thinks he is being a good brother, protecting her, but in reality he is showing her the harshness and the crulity of the world.
I don't want to say exactly what happens, because in just a few paragraphs I could tell you the whole story and ruin it for you! But this is basically a coming of age story (like the rest of the reviews say) of a girl trying to find her spot in this world, and clinging onto all the bad things, not knowing the difference, and not having anyone to show her better. She facing things that most people never have to experience in their lives. And in the end, all the bad influences start to rub off on her, and she makes a decision that will effect her the rest of her life.
I really hope that the Author makes a sequal to this book. I really enjoyed it and hope that I get to find out why the things that happened, happened. And also the outcome of everything. I would have given this book 5 stars, but I gave it 4 because at the end it really left things hanging, not knowing what to think.