This was a very good book. The author tells the story in a way that makes you understand, and feel empathy for, all the people involved. But he doesn't veer off into unrelated side stories or unimportant details - he sticks to the story at hand, which makes the story flow smoothly. Basically, the book is about a teen whose drunk driving causes the death of his female passenger, and the girl's brother goes after revenge. I felt so sorry for the brother; I was hoping for a different verdict than the one the jury rendered.