As a writer and teacher I was most impressed by the authors ability to convey emotion! This wasn't a typical YA, I'm not sure if it was the family dynamic, unique storyline, or what. They way the author uses metaphors......just wow! And first person present narrative usually bothers me, but not this one!
Lori Katzfey, as usual, you are right about books. I will defer to you on reading selections from now until the end of time!
Check out this book on Goodreads: We Were Liars http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16143347-we-were-liars