What's it like to have a father who is smiling and funny one day and drunk out of his mind the next? Thirteen-year-old Samantha lives that life, and she's decided she needs some help. She starts leaving notes in a book in the library with the hope that someone she admires is reading them and giving her advice. Samantha is also dealing with her body changing, her friends changing and her mother's not stepping up to the reality of the family problems. Natasha Friend's other book, Perfect deals with girls and eating disorders. Both are moving reads dealing with important issues for teens.