Sarah Dessen knows how to hit your heart in all the right spots. She can make you feel emotion throughout this entire book. Love of a child and hate of a user. Teens struggle with these issues all the time. Not everyone will be impregnated as a teen but many are forced with that every day. Most of us girls wont be pressured into sex but tons are. This book is a fantastic portrayal of a troubled teens life and the friend that is there through it all. A+ to Ms. Dessen!