The series is a compelling literature break through that involves natural high school situations such as first love, grieving for a lost one, and even gang violence and peer pressure. This book opened my eyes it showed me that maybe I am not the only person who feels this way. It made me feel like there is someone out there just like me. It is remarkable some of the situations this lady wrote about were meant for me. I just cant believe that there are people who go through these situations every day. There is no way to describe this book except for redeeming. I suggest this book to children and adults of all ages.