Jayne I think this is a perfect book for a 14 year old! The rape is a non graphic page of what happens when an innocent teen goes to a party. So life lesson, in a way that might make a young girl think about her choices. Drugs and sex are not an integral part of this story. The story is about best friends forever....until the end.
Olivia Colville I would not recommend for a young teen. Sex scenes (including rape) are described in some detail.
Nancyann I am an adult and currently in the middle of the novel. It would be perfectly fine for a teenager to read. Actually it reads more like a YA book than a story for grownups.
Becky I think it's a fairly safe book for a teenage girl to read. I was very innocent during my teen years, so it would have been a little bit of a shock to my system to read a few things in there. But any teen who is in the midst of their adolescence and pushing their boundaries (my adolescence happened in my early twenties) would not be surprised by some of the problematic choices and events in the book.