I am a very latecomer to Young Adult books, which weren't really recognized in my day, I outgrew the Children's Section, had my good mother check out "real" library books until I could finally get my adult card at age 12, and pored over the card catalogue--many of you will remember those treasure chests. In short, I am too old for this book but fully endorse it and wish it had been available years ago. It tells a story both unique and universal about three highschoolers trying to find their way in a sometimes-hostile world, and it can give us all hope. Please do not be put off by the number of pages as they have lots of white space, and many will find the book a quick read and a meaningful one. Mil gracias Sr. Saenz!