Jeane is unusual. She dresses differently behaves differently and runs her own business. She has loads of cyber friend but not many real friends. Not that it matters-right?
Some readers won’t find Jeanne likeable but that isn’t really the point here. Jeanne’s story demonstrates that the way we choose to be – whether it is choosing to be different or conforming or achieving – is sometimes an armour we wear to protect ourselves. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that as long we don’t use it to exclude or judge others. That being said, it is a bit of a marmite book and the only way to find out if you like the bit of marmite is to read it. I will be honest and say it wasn’t my marmite. It wasn’t so much the characters but the fact that it didn’t ring true enough for me; neither Jeanne’s lifestyle or her romance with Michael. I found it interesting but emotionally it didn’t pull me in.
The book is aimed at older teens with some mature sexual content.