Drugs, booze and sex dominate the lives of a group of girls from a Middlesborough estate. At first glance this seems a shallow book but read on for a much deeper message. Real life issues like cancer and child abuse jostle for position with worries about who's shagging your boyfriend and which shoes to wear. I read it quickly, hoping for a good outcome and I think I found one. I still need to decide if it's funny or tragic but it's probably both.