One of My Favorite Books
I'm not entirely sure why I like this book so much. I think it might be how realistic this book is. Emmy Laybourne paints such a beautiful and realistic picture of something that could actually happen. The characters are developed brilliantly; by the end of this book I felt like I could understand each one. I like how it was an ensemble book, it focused on all fourteen kids. Each character was very deep, and as a reader, I could understand why someone did something. This book also gives examples of what to do and what not to do as a person, because each character kind of finds their true selves through the course of this story.
There was some use of drugs, alcohol, sex, and language. However, the drugs and alcohol are portrayed negatively, so it isn't really suggesting anything. The sex mainly only comes up in one scene and it isn't very detailed. An character also gets pregnant. There are a few curse words thrown in to the dialogue, but the worst words at bleeped out.