This book is inappropriate for any school to require. The title is obnoxious. The book makes sexual references ( including penis size). The main character finds out she is the result of an affair between her mother and a married man who promptly dumps her once the pregnancy comes to light. The book is full of foul language. One character gets her clothes ripped off and is beaten by a gang of boys. There is nothing redeeming about this book and my son is none the better for having read it. I would be embarrassed to read this aloud in front of a classroom full of kids if I were a teacher. I seriously do not know what in the world any educator- let alone a Principal is thinking assigning a book like this. Big thumbs down.