one of the best books i've read this year.
Only one word to describe it---WOW
pretty good coming of age story. the girl was a bit of a "wild child" but I guess it was ok
At first, I really liked this book. The narrator, a girl who goes from 14 to 16 throughout the course of the novel, seemed quite realistically drawn - particularly since she was created by, from the base of the author photo, a middle-aged man. I even think that he, for the most part, did a good job drawing out the mother-daughter relationship. And, oddly enough, it is the male characters who hovered at the edge of this novel, never really fully fleshed out. It was the ending that spoiled the book for me. The book was leading somewhere, but certainly not where it ended up in the last twenty or so pages of the book.
Still, the author did an impressive job. The story unfolded well and was certainly riveting. It also did a good job handling the "high school experience." I did enjoy reading it and would most definitely read another book by the author. It will be interesting to see where he goes next.