There is definitely a thought provoking social message in this story that the author wants to convey; how one night in a young girls life can have a profound and lasting effect on her as well as those around her. It forces the reader to question, what is acceptable behavior and what isn't and where the blames lies? In some ways the story could be viewed as depressing and a sad indictment on society and I felt the ending inclined to leave the reader hanging in the air. Though in saying that it was well written and the author has a unique way of presenting subtle observations on human behavior that I found at times amusing. Though a novel, it also brings one to question how easy people in different socioeconomic levels are easily lost in the system. I highly recommend it.
GT from the Burbs