On a whim, I bought this book for Small T for Christmas.
How was I to know that it was one she was "dying" to read.
High Five to me.
She sped through it in a day. Then asked me to read it.
I read the book yesterday and loved it!
Here is the book review from commonsensemedia.org :
Parents need to know that this coming-of-age classic features a lot of mature material including an abortion, repressed memories of sexual abuse, and men having sex with one another (sometimes anonymously). Characters, including the teen narrator, drink, smoke, and use drugs. Even so, it has become a classic of sorts because of its tender coming-of-age story that's easy to compare to The Catcher in the Rye. Parents who are concerned about the mature material may want to consider reading it along with their kids.