A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
The main character is proud to be a slacker, doesn't do homework, and mouths off to adults.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kissing, mentions of pubic hair, pierced nipples, perverts.
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One use of "boobs."
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Products & Purchases
Candy, soap, alcohol, restaurant chain, toy brands.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults and teens drink, sometimes to excess. A teen smokes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, for a book aimed at teens, this is pretty mild: a little kissing, some references to drinking and smoking. The main character is proud to be a slacker, but learns better by the end.
Is It Any Good?
There are two glaring flaws here; the first is that the main character, Jane, simply isn't very likable. Often books about kids who seem to be brats on the outside make them likable by letting readers see them from the inside. But Jane isn't very likable inside either. She's not horrible -- she's just the kind of person you'd rather not spend much time with.
The second is that this is not a story. It's a fairly disjointed series of vignettes that don't really lead anywhere, and are only loosely held together by the gimmick of the imaginary enemy, which doesn't seem to have any real purpose other than to show another unpleasant side of Jane. Between these two flaws, there's not really much to draw readers in and keep them reading.
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