What I found difficult about this book is that there was too much- but not enough. The author tried to cover so much of this girl's life, every aspect, that there wasn't enough of any of it. I didn't get a deep-seated feeling about how difficult her life was or how much she missed being a normal child/teenager for most of the book and when you finally do start to get that- it's over. She's on to the difficulties of her young adult life and then in a flash she's an adult. There wasn't enough to the end for me. I wanted more, more closure, more details. I wouldn't have minded getting a peek into mom's thoughts either. Or Mrs. Avery- what must she have been thinking? I think a format like that used in the novels of Jodi Picoult would have given this story more dimension and impact.Overall a good read- quick, funny, and insightful. I wouldn't discourage anyone from picking it up but it didn't impact me enough to make it to the list of books I would recommend to others.If this book were a movie I would rent it before it was on HBO- but I wouldn't pay theater prices for it :0).
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