I can't begin to tell you how much I loved this book. There is so much in it and so much to say! I loved reading it cause it gave me a whole new out look on the meaning of sacrifice.First off, the characters. I thought the characters were very well developed as not only in being flawed but in their growth as well. The main character Elly, flawed from the very start. So much drama, accusations, etc, she worked with what she had. As the pregnancy progressed, I love that Elly thought of less of her and more about what she is going to do when the baby comes. Having a child requires not only love, but care as well.Another thing I loved about this book is the trials and tribulations that Elly goes through. It made me angry that all people told her, she's too young. She can't do it. I just wanted to slap some one! Elly knew what she is getting into and knew it was not about her, but about the well being of her child. When she made that choice, my heart soared in the sky!You can guess by now that I laugh and happy cried in the end. Being a mom is tough. Making the desicions of what to do with your baby at 16 years old is even tougher. I believe that Elly made the right choice for her. I was so ecstatic, that I had cried my way through the last few pages and smile when I was done.This book touched me so much. Maybe cause I am a mom, and I can relate to that situation. Anyhow, this book is a wonderful read. Eye-opening, heart-shattering, amazing book! You must read this in order to understand what I am saying.