This is a collection of short stories for young adults about students who don't fit in at their high schools. It deals with the issues of violence and bullying and the impact of these things on the individual and the community. I think this book could be very significant for young readers because although it doesn't solve any of the problems it discusses, it definitely opens up thoughts and questions about the issues.Overall, this was an enjoyable read, but I wouldn't call it a light read. It's well written and I have to say that I thought the characterization was great in all of the stories. I thik a lot of people who have ever felt different from their classmates will, in some way, be able to relate to this book. However, I do think I would have enjoyed it more around the age of junior high and perhaps gotten more from it at that point.