Wow...seriously, just wow! This book really gets into your head! It was even more mind-blowing that I originally thought! Not only was it beautiful written, but it was such an intense story. The topic was intense, the writing was intense, and the characters were intense. I think this book is going to stick with me for a while. Once again, Ellen Hopkins blows me away. If you're in the mood for a darker story that will intrigue you, you should definitely check this one out. I will warn you that the subject matter is rather dark, so if you're sensitive to taboo subjects, you might want to pass on this one, or at least be prepared that it is definitely not a light story, nor is it for the faint of heart.