Rebecca Stead is fast becoming one of my favorite young adult authors. She’s kind of a modern day Judy Blume. This book is about a girl named Bridge (short for Bridgette) who survives a near death experience. She is growing up and trying to figure out life and friendship and boys. The plot involves a subject that may be inappropriate for younger readers but is very important for middle schoolers. There’s also a bit of a mystery wrapped into this story that you won’t figure out until the end. This gives the book an extra twist that you will enjoy. Highly recommend for 7th grade and up.