I haven't actually read this book, but my daughter started it and pointed out a few things that made us decide it wasn't appropriate for her. It may not sound like much to some people, but for my very sheltered 10 yr. old daughter she didn't know what they were talking about when the 11 year old says her sister (who is boy crazy) and her boyfriend were on the couch sleeping together. The 11-year-old thought they were having sex on the couch, but they weren't. The 11 year old also mentions making cocktails and using the bad stuff. This isn't the stuff a normal 11 year old should be dealing with, and not something I want my daughter reading about.