This book is rewarding if you hang in with it. The pace picks up as you go along and you follow these young women as they attempt to balance what they have been taught and what they understand about their faith with the reality of their own life choices. What I particularly liked about this is that it shows each character as they stumble and grow throughout the course of the novel. Only one character did not fully develop and ended the book diminished rather than strengthened by the course of events. I feel this could be a great setup for a continuation of the story. If you are Catholic or Christian, you will enjoy this book, but I also recommend it to all young readers regardless of faith tradition (or lack thereof).