This book was a departure from my regular reading style and I could tell. I was reading it for the Byrant Street Project (NPR) and I tried really I tried. I am not saying that it wasn't well written, it was. I came to the part where she was riding on the bus home from her friends birthday party and was WOW you can do that on a bus!!! I just could not finish it (I will someday). I would look over at it and wince and reprimand myself for not picking it up. I read two other books while trying to finish this one. So I am putting it back up until someone reminds me I should read it again.