I read the "Look inside" portion of this young adult book and found it quite different from what I would have chosen as a read for myself. While Ali Bacon is adept at description, the few chapters I read made me feel sad. I understand why she was selected as a semi-finalist, of course. As I said, she is quite skilled at setting her scene, creating vivid imagery and believable characters.
Content Advisory: The characters (teenage girls) use swear words. Also, while I haven't read all of the book, it seemed to be leaning towards an intimate "coming of age" experience. I'm afraid I wouldn't recommend this book to my family members or friends.