This is one of the books i read in high school and actually enjoyed. I think it's really well-written. Melinda has a unique voice that, in my opinion, is sullen, but not whiny. I think the mystery is really well-developed. It's mentioned every now and then that there's more to Melinda's story than what her classmates know, but it isn't flashed in the reader's face too often; it allows you to enjoy the story as it's happening and then enjoy the revelation when it comes. I definitely recommend it.
*Reviewed on July 7, 2014.*