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.