I absolutely loved this book. It's written in a way that envelops you and takes you into the world in which these teens live. I love that things were not tied up neatly with a bow attached; that's not real life. Choices are made, bad things happen, but good things happen too. I wish more books were written like this; about 'real' things (even harsh realities) in an open and honest and sincere way, without being preachy. I have yet to stop thinking about it and I'm sure it will be a while before I can. Yes, it was that good.