This is book is absolutely amazing and makes you very addicted! I DO NOT recommend children 8th grade and below to read this. There is a scene that... isn't very mature and there is a lot of alcohol and smoking in this book. Alaska is a carefree woman and I absolutely love her but then it broke my heart as I read her last few pages. In the beginning of the story, the book didn't really blow my mind but then when Pudge entered that school, the book just went way interesting. If your mature and old enough, I absolutely recommend this book!