The cover is fantastic, but the book let me down. There were many times that I wanted to smack Ricki Jo and give her a good talking to. The way she let Wolf treat her was abominable, and yet she still liked him and flirted with him and tried to get him to ask her to the Homecoming dance. It was sickening. No girl, either in real life or in fiction, should let a boy treat her as badly as Wolf treated Ricki Jo. The way she let her friends talk her into doing things that she a) didn't want to do and b) knew that she shouldn't do was also sickening. Some may say that this is a realistic portrayal of 14-year olds, and that is probably true, but I want my characters to show some backbone, do the right thing, and not let other people walk all over them. By the end of the book, Ricki Jo does get this, but it is a long, painful journey that I probably wouldn't have stuck with if I didn't have to read this book and review it.
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