One pint-sized girl. Ten supersized crises. And it's high noon. Madeline 'Twigs' Henry is a small teen in the shadow of some big problems. Born prematurely, and still so tiny in stature that people think she's in the fifth grade, Twigs has a mighty spirit. She needs that spirit when life throws a bucket of stones at her. It starts with a drunken deserter dad. Mom and little sister are so obsessed with their own love lives that Twigs has to take care of both of them. Her adored soldier brother Matt is suddenly missing in the Middle East. Just as Twigs is trying to figure out how she can solve everybody's problems (and find out if her boyfriend is cheating on her after just one week away at school), the flash of a knife slices her life, and Twigs must stand up to a gang of thugs to try to save the person she loves most--the very father who left her all alone.
This story is about Twigs a girl who feels unloved by her whole family. She is just fixing to start college, her boyfriend left town for college, her brother is missing in Iraq, and her father has been gone for two years without hardly any contact at all. Now all of a sudden things start happening in Twigs life. Her mother has a new boyfriend. Her sister even has a boyfriend who is with her all the time. And not to mention her brother is missing. They have no idea if he is a live or dead. And Twigs thinks somethings going on with her boyfriend as well. Everything seems to be falling apart in her life, and she doesn't know where to turn or who to go to that would be there for her.
Over all I have to say the plot was good. But I didn't like the book. I was very bored with it. I had to stop at forty percent into it. So this one will be a did not finish type of thing because I just couldn't really get into it. The writing was good, but I was just bored the whole time. I kept thinking, okay when is the major drama going to start. I felt like it was all just mediocre type of drama nothing major that would have you constantly want to know what's happening next. This book just wasn't for me.