I'm a little torn about this book. While I mostly enjoyed it, I felt like these teens are way too profound for being so young. OR maybe I felt like they were younger than they actually were. I don't know. It just felt a little over the top and a bit much. I'd definitely like to see the movie now, since I could feel the movie and see it playing in my head as I listened to this one.
I will say a couple more things: even for me the swearing was a bit too much. Perhaps it was just uncomfortable for me with these narrators. They didn't sound like the swearing type for some reason, and these teens say the F-word every other word sometimes. It just felt unnecessary and it took away a little bit. Swearing is okay when it's appropriate for the time/place/group/etc. This just wasn't right.
And the last thing is that I didn't appreciate all the labels. Straight edge, punk, queer-core, etc. Blahhh. Not everything fits in one category, and it's okay to be a little bit of other things. Blah.