This book touches the topics that teens face everyday. Sex, STDs, drugs, alcohol, broken homes, and divorce. It really gave me a good idea of why some of the girls I knew in high school did the things they did. The emotional struggles they dealt with... in all the wrong ways. This really shows how one can go from being a victim to a survivor! I think the author was very brave! She wrote her own story. It's about time that someone was brave enough to tell the truth about themselves. It was so hard to put down... I wanted to keep on reading and keeping on saying no don't do it!