5.0 out of 5 stars
Heartbreaking wonderful, Feb. 18 2012
This book was one of those rare novels that once finished reading, has you turning back to the first page to read all over again. Not only did you feel for the victims, but more so for Val, a girl who was picked on, called Sister Death, and who was thrown into a circumstance she hadn't even realized was being created.
Her father made me so angry. He blinded views, rude behavoir and horrible attitude to his already crumbling daughter had me wanted to smack some sense into him. I had my doubts about her mother, but at the end, she became one of my favorite characters. She never left her daughter's side.
My college went through a shooting by someone who was not even a part of the student body. This bok brough back so many memories, but the strength Val shows, even when she appears to be breaking, was just so beautifully written, I could not put it down.
I would recommend this book, and have.