First off 10/10. In all honesty I would have never EVER picked up this book on my own. It is what we decided for book club’s next read because we wanted some diversity in what we had been reading. Well this is definitely diverse. I will recommend this novel to anyone who asks for something to read. It is not a light-hearted teen novel though. She very tastefully digs deep into a problem that is prevalent in larger cities and maybe even a little in smaller cities. She tells the truth about what is going on in a way that gets her point across without being raunchy. (*SPOILERS AHEAD) Michelle aka Little Peach, is a 14 year old who runs from home after her grandfather dies because her mom cannot take care of her. She wants to find her friend in New York she instead finds a pimp. Not really understanding the world she has just entered she thinks she has found a new family and goes along with anything her “daddy” tells her to do because unlike her mother he actually wants her there. This is a big part of the novel that gets repeated, “see mama I found a family that wants me.” The hardest part to read was about Baby. She is 12 years old and has sick Pedos who come to visit her. In the end Michelle realizes what she has gotten into and goes to find help at a hospital after being viciously attacked by her “daddy”. We never find out what actually happens to her, but there is hope for her. We feel like she may be able to get out though there is no guarantee. There is really no happy ending to this story, but with the hope it makes the reader feel not so hopeless about Michelle’s condition. Though it keeps you thinking about the real world way after you have read the last word. It teaches that you cannot save everyone sometimes you just need to save yourself. Which is a very important thing for teens to read and realize. I will have this book available in my classroom.