This is one memoir that had me not only mad, but sad through out the whole book! I felt for Brianna right away. I know people have tough life's, but this point in Brianna's life was really difficult. Some of the things she went through really wanted me to slap some people and put them in line. How Ms. Karp manage to keep her head on straight and look forward is only by God's grace. This memoir is down right real and not happy. Some of things she went through was tough to read. Most of the time I was reading this book I had to shut my eyes and count to 10. Literally. I was so upset and angry at the things she went through. As far as a teen reading this, I would not recommend for a younger teen to read this. 18 yrs and older, yes. Some things in this book is too graphic for a young teenager to read. No matter what Ms. Karp went through, she surpassed it. I admired her for that. And it just goes to show that if she can go through all that she went through and come out still strong, you can do that same thing too. Ms. Karp is a great inspiration. She was beaten down, lied too, abused and mistreated, yet she did not let anything or anyone bring her down. To me, no matter if she leaves in a home or not, she made it. And no one can tell her otherwise.