This booked moved me a lot, and as an adult reader, I feel this book transcends the shackles of the YA labeling and provides something for every reader out there. It was written with humour, sensitivity and grace. It provided message after message of positive enforcement for its young readers and will inspire apathy for anyone in contact with a struggling teen. This book means a lot, not only to myself but to anyone who will pick it up. Much like Huston Piner’s seminal masterpiece My Life as a Myth, Parkhurst has penned a brilliant coming of age story with a deep and profound moral tucked between each glorious page.