“A mostly good book about three teenagers who are all in a recovery center after attempting suicide. Don't be put off by the fact its all written in poetry because it just reads like a normal book, except you get through the pages about twice as fast (so although its 600 odd pages, its only like reading 100 or 200).
The things I didn't like were the very detailed and in depth description of one of the characters self - harming, I just found it really gross. I also didn't like that one of the characters though he was gay, and the way her acted and all of his issues with sexuality just seamed like one big stereotype. Other parts of his character were all right, but his sexuality didn't really seam well though out. Overall I found it difficult to connect with any of the characters.
However, its defiantly a page turner. I got through the majority of the book in maybe 3 hours, part of it is that its written in poetry, so there are less words per page than a normal book, but its still very difficult to put down. The ending is great too, and totally unexpected.
My first Ellen Hopkins book I read, I don't think I'm going to read another any time soon, but the book was not unenjoyable and is good if you want a quickish read. ”
Ellen M wrote this review Friday, March 22, 2013.