I read Anderson's Speak not too long ago, and really liked it. So, when my mom got this one from the library, I decided to read it.
The main character in the book, Kate Malone, reminds me a lot of myself. She's smart, ambitious, an over-achiever, and a runner (except she's good at it, while I'm not). Now I know not to only apply to one college, because when they turn you down, it won't be fun.
This book was very sad. I do not recommend that you read it if you are already feeling depressed, because it will not help. It does have a slightly hopeful ending, though.
Overall, I really liked this book. It was a good way to start the read-a-thon.