This book is why I love Ellen Hopkins. Her writing is honest and gritty. She writes in first person, present tense, multiple POVs. She writes in gorgeous verse that jumps off the page and takes on true meaning when read different ways. She's a seriously talented writer. She has a such an ability with words. I've loved all of her stuff, but this adult book took it to a whole different level.
This book is outstanding! It's real and in your face. It's easy to get lost in the lives of these three women. Every page is a new twist and turn. There are so many characters, so many lives at stake. Hopkins has a writing style that's all her own. While it takes obvious effort, she makes it look effortless. Each woman has her own back story and trouble to deal with. They blend and mix until your turning the pages so fast you can't keep them apart. It's raw and just so interesting. I read most of it in one morning. Great stuff.
It's exactly what I needed to read right now. Thank you, Ellen Hopkins.