Though this is a young adult novel, I don't think I would want my 17 year old daughter to read it. The teenage girl in this story is high on drugs for most of it, or drunk, and as a parent do not think that's what an impressionable young mind should be reading about. Adults though are a different story. I know many will like it. I did, just not for my daughter.
I liked the story, but I like gritty stories that take you places you'd rather not go, or touch on subjects you'd rather not discuss. If it can make the reader uncomfortable and yet filled with empathy and compassion, that's talented writing. That is what this story was for me. It has drugs and abuse in many forms and yet keeps the reader engaged.
At the end, I feel I need to know what else happens to Cassie. Will she be alright? I gotta know and feel like I'm hanging.