I found it a bit slowpaced and dry but I don't see what all the fuss is about. The fact is that these things happen and I think the smart thing to do is have young adults read books like this so they understand the consequences of sex. I gave it to my younger cousin to read (after discussing it with her parents) and she now understands that oral sex is a sex act. You'd be surprised how many kids don't think it is. I think young adults should read this and be warned, then remain ignorant.
This was definitely not my favorite book. There is no point to the story, and at times I caught myself almost sleeping. *yawn*
I had heard about this book on the radio. They had said that this book as being read by children all over the place and that, due to the subject matter, parents were enraged about how this book targets children and encourages promiscuous behaviors. So, being utterly curious, I bought it.Its not nearly as horrific as they had made it sound on the radio, but it does have a couple of sexually-driven scenesalthough, when its happening, it never really comes out and says it; merely allusions. However, there are a few explicit conversations about Rainbow Parties. In the end, they all learn a big lesson about why sex is bad.I didnt like the book at all, I found a few errors in it and the writing style is horrific. Not to mention, the plot is clichéd.Its not a kids book, more like underclassmen high school level, reading it beyond that age is a pointless headache.