5 Words: Not. My. Cup. Of. Tea.
This was only just 2 stars. Very disappointing.
This book deals with such terribly serious issues that it's almost too much to read. Throw in the main character Mia and the fact that this seems to be more a portion of a book than a novella, and I just about put it down.
Mia is the biggest problem with this novella. She is so immature. Too immature. I wanted to scream at her, to smack her around the face and tell her to grow up. She "hates" her Daddy but she only ever calls him Daddy. Daddy. Seriously. That's not what you call your mostly-absent father who seemingly doesn't give a crap about you. She uses her best friend, puts up with her. This is her best friend who is incredibly supportive and frankly, a wonderful friend. Heck, I want her as a friend.
When I got to the end of this I honestly sat there thinking "where's the rest?" This is not a novella. It's part of a book. It's part of a book that has been hacked into chunks in a bid to make more money. You won't find any closure at all with the end of this. It's like perhaps the first 1/4 of a book where it's setting the scene and just when you get to the BIG ISSUE that will shape the rest of the story, you
See what I did there? That's how it ends.
On the flip side this did deal with the issues it tackled quite well. It did also remind me why I'm so so glad I was born and live in Britain. America, in some ways you suck.
I will read on, in the way I'd carry on after 80 pages of a naff book to see if it will get better. 49p seems OK, but I'd rather this was free. I got it from NetGalley in exchange for review but I wouldn't pay for it, not as it is.