I honestly underwent a situation much like this a while back. Granted, I don't have C.P., but the girl i was with was very much like Colleen. It was like seeing our story being told from a different perspective. The book has some great moments, and the relationship with Ben & Collen develops so beautifully and realistically that it just really made me think back of when i was in this situation. It's a great read.
this book caught my attention and i could not stop reading it. it doesnt tell you to do drugs cause you see how it is bad for her. if youare looking ffor a book just about drugs this isnt it cause thqt what i thought but i still loved it. it got me pulled in and feeling the emothions of the characters. i could imagine everything they said as real like and it just played out perfectly. i recomended this for all my friends =]
i read this book and i fell in love with it! It had a good message (the message i got is to be true to who you are and to look past someones flaws) It was incredibly written and made me think of my actions from the past and actions in the future. I think this book would be good for 13 and up. i say 13 because well i have read books worse then this from my middle school, and besides it has great lessons in it that 13 year olds should learn because it will help them when they get older. I recommend this book.
This book was so amazing, if you cant tell already its a favorite. A must read for all teens and a good conversation starter. I loved every word of it and every nano-second i had free was filled with this book. The endingds kinda sad, and i can only wish for a sequal, but over all major Kudos and props to Ron Koertge.
Teen, 15 years oldWritten byChicklettApril 9, 2008
not rated for age
Love this book
OMG i love this book so much i borrowed it from the library and read the whole thing in one day i couldnt put it down the characters seemed so interesting and the focus of the story kept me reading i felt bad for Ben cuze of his condition but he could over come it and that made me think of all the other people with the same thing and this book was very insiteful and it tought me alot about how other people think and ...it was just an awesome book!!!!
After I read this book, I really couldn't believe it was in my school's elementary library; as it really shouldn't have been there due to the language and drug use. But that doesn't nessessarily make this book a bad one. I fell in love with this book just after the first chapter. It has very good drama, use of "social cliques", personalities, and plain real life....yeah, PLAIN real life.
this is one of my favorite books of all time!!!! people who are in ben or colleen's situation should read this book because it's very inspriring and realistic. although this is a great book, it's more suitable for teens.