This is a great story with fine acting and realistic high-school girl situations. I think with the strong family situations (suicide, abandoned father, death of friend), the (not seen) loss of viginity, and the repetitive foul (mild, but foul) language, however, that this film should really be reserved for children that are near age 13 / at least 11. It has a good message, but I don't think with the fast-moving multi-character storylines and the above issues that it is appropriate for a younger viewer. One more curse word or adult situation and I think it would have been PG-13. My 12 year old really enjoyed it (as did I) and I think that it is a great movie for a mature pre-teen. I am thankful that the movie industry has addressed the need for a PG movie that is ideal for the 'pre-teen' set --neither too childish nor deals with adult situations in a violent, sexually explicit way and thereby gets a "13' rating.
I think (mature) 11 - 15 year olds will REALLY enjoy this movie!