Wow, this book was amazing!
A complex story with complex characters. I'm not a parent, my teen years far behind me but this story pulled me in completely.
There were times when it reminded me of Go Ask Alice which I read in the 70's when the story was told from Leah's perspective.
In Leah's Wake explores teen/parent issues in the current, tumultuous world. Drugs, alcohol, it also explores the impact of issues like the economy, education, pressure of athletics. So many things.
At one point, I felt like it was almost too intense...partly because I'm not a parent, I guess, and not used to dealing with all these issues.
As I was reading this ebook, I had to keep reminding myself that it was Terri's first book.
It's fiction but I can imagine similar scenarios taking place in many households across the country. I would go so far as to suggest this is a must read for parents of teens.