Parents, this poignant poetic masterpiece from Ellen Hopkins may be the best poetic novel ever made, but kids under the age of 15 won't be able to handle the mature material and drug use in the book. In some countries, this book is illegal because of the drug use, but in the areas where it is legal, this book is also required reading for teens. Sexual content includes a brutal violent rape, same-sex kissing, flirting, references to oral sex, and the main character has sex with her boyfriend 5 times. Violence includes violent sexual behavior, and the main character while high on drugs cuts herself with a razor and drinks her blood and offers it to others. The violent undertones and sexual content may be mature, but the language and drug use is what makes this poetry way too intense for kids under 15. Language includes frequent use of f--k, s--t, c--k, c--t, d--k, t-ts, va-ina, pen-s, groin, h--l, a--hole, b-tch, son of a b-tch, crap, dam-, s-ut, w---e, and slang for gay women and oral sex. The book is about a girl addicted to a drug and she snorts it, smokes it, and even injects it. She buys and sells, including from a drug gang. And she smokes cigarettes, does ecstasy, smokes marijauna, and drinks coffee. In the end, this poetic, brilliant is a book even reluctant readers will enjoy, but kids under the age of 15 should stay away from this book. And parents can use this to open good discussion about drug use and addiction with their kids.