I like to think of myself as quite hardcore when it comes to reading such novels and this is the first one to have made me physically close my eyes to stop me reading the horrors Cupcake went through. The honesty and openness shown throughout this book is unique and fantastic. There were parts that I felt were slightly cheesy American, but all in all you can only admire and respect Cupcake. It is incredibly cleverly written because at no point do you feel she is preaching and there is complete humility throughout. This is a must read - but beware it is nowhere near a light read!