Wow-I loved this book!! From the first page to the last I was completely sucked in and couldn't wait to get back to these characters and their world. Touching on the straight edge/hardcore scene in New York in the late 1980's this novel gave you a glimpse of what the kid's of the hippies may have grown up to be. It also gave a glimpse of the beginnings of the AIDs and housing crisis's in New York under Mayor Koch. Family and forgiveness in its many forms rang true thoughout and made me long for the days when I was young and living in LA during the late 80's when everything seemed so epic and your friends were your family. Anything was possible. I think this is going to be a big hit!