I'll be honest even if that means deterring potential swappers. This is an awful book. She acts like she's the only person in the world to have grown up in a working class family. It's a pathetic book. Avoid it.
An excellent read part coming of age and part remembrance of a time when blue collar work earned a wage that supported a family. The effect of the strike at the city's largest employer, a meat packing plant in Minnesota on teens and family dynamics are skillfully told.