I received this book for free through a complimentary Quarterly Literary Box.
I really liked this book. First off, it is incredibly well written. It was such an easy read. Some books I find myself slogging through but I didn't with this book. Everything just flowed nicely and it was effortless to read if that makes any sense.
The characters felt very real and dynamic. The author did a good job giving everyone's perspective.
I loved the setting of San Diego and how it was incorporated.
As for the abortion element, I thought it was handled well. I didn't take any issue with it.
A little random but one of my favorite quotes was, "A girl's first time was supposed to hurt. Suffering pain is what made you a woman. Most of the milestones in a woman's life were accompanied by pain, like her first time having sex or birthing a child. For men, it was all orgasms and champagne" (210). As soon as I read that I was like, Ain't that the truth!
Overall, I was really impressed by this. It was an amazing debut novel.