Edward Bloor - Crusader
A good book, but not what I was expecting after reading the blurb. The cover and blurb imply sort of a SF alternate reality layer to the story that is not there. Her family owns an arcade, her mother was killed when she was 8, her father is never around and now at 16 she's finally dealing with it. Journalism, media, ideals, politics, family, friends, drugs, hate-crimes, murder, coming of age, it has a lot in it. A good strong story where even the lesser characters change and evolve by the end of the book no one is the same. Growth is not always pleasant, but necessary. a 6. well written with good strong characters that you grow to like. x.