This story is deeply moving coming of age-story. The focus of the book is abuse, love and friendship. And the author did a wonderful job of combining the three. Your heart will break for Kristen and Chris, and even for Mila. The author touches upon such terrible subjects in a well crafted story.
And here is where my review seriously ends. You should go and get this book. You won't regret it! I recommend this book to ages 16 and up. I say 16 because girls are having to face these sorts of issues at a young age. Here is a link to go buy the book. Trust me, you won't go wrong reading this book and Kristens growth during the book is precisely the hope we need for these kids! I have to praise the Author Allie Mathews for a well written and inspiring story for all ages.
Allie lives in North Carolina and works at a university bookstore. She reads and writes in her spare time, including lunch breaks. When she's not reading or writing she's usually watching something on television, whether a good show or movie; or she's hanging out with friends...also perhaps drinking. A small amount. Usually rum. She likes rum. Oh, chocolate! She also enjoys eating things chocolate-y. She's always open to book recommendations. She listens to music while she cooks, usually throwing in a few dance moves. Allie thinks random things at random times and writes them down, even when they don't seem to be in any sort of order. She is a work in progress.