This book contains: Violence, Death, Bullying, Rape, Neglect, Friendship, Romance, and Inner Courage.
I could relate to this book. I had a very rough childhood. My mother wasn’t the best and we hardly had new things. Although that is where it ends. I did not let anyone push me around. I had a lot of pride and anger growing up, so if someone pushed me I always pushed back. I also, never put up with people bullying others around me. I alway fought for the underdog, so this really irritated me about the main character. I felt she needed to stand up for herself and others a lot sooner.
I did however love her best friend because even though she was going through something very devastating she was able to still stand by Noelle’s side. I loved her strength and in the end her courage to come forward with what happened to her. She was more like me than Noelle. I wish we would have been able to get more of her story because I think she would have been an inspiration to may young women.
All and all this was a good and quick read even though I am not a fan of contemporary. I liked the synopsis of this book so I decided to give it a try and was not disappointed. I think that the writing in some parts was weak but it didn’t take away from the story too much. I think if you’re a fan of contemporary or have young women in your life you may want to read this or have them read it. I think it gave a really good insight to what our children have to deal with in school..