Reading/Interest Level: Young Adult
Author: Kody Keplinger
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Agnes is a blind teenage girl living in a small country town. An unlikely friendship grows between Agnes and a girl with a wild reputation - Bo Dickinson. Bo is known for partying and loose morals, completely the opposite of Agnes. The two learn to confide in one another, and shortly Agnes is enjoying herself more than ever before, much to the dismay of Agnes' parents. Bo's mother is arrested for drug use, so the two run away. Good and bad events await them as the two seek out Bo's father.
This story follows the ups and downs of teenage-hood, explores themes of sexuality and homosexuality, while teaching the reader that judgement is always a downfall. Bo's family has many problems with drugs, and Bo is taken away from her family by the CPS and placed in foster care. Readers may be provided with an insight to difficult, yet real situations such as this that take place for kids and teenagers every day. This book may not be appropriate for younger readers, as some intense emotional themes are explored.
*Contains sexual content, strong language, homosexuality, and drug use.