The Bitch Posse
By Martha O'Connor
Published in 2005
I'm not quite sure what I missed with this book, but I just couldn't finish it. There were things I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened and all, but it was so painful for me to read that I just finally gave up on it. It was definitely too depressing and scared me into not wanting to send my daughter to high school. The characters, Rennie, Cherry and Amy, are wild. One has sex with any man who moves, they abuse drugs, drink, swear, smoke, they cut themselves…it's insane. Their parents were just as screwed up as they were and, while concerned that their daughters were going off course, no one seemed to care that they (the parents) might have something to do with it. The most upsetting part was that no one did anything about it (at least not in the first half I read). It became so frustrating.
I'm sure this is probably a very good book, it's got great reviews at Amazon, but it just wasn't for me.