I picked up this book at Good Will last week, and when I arrived at home, I began to flip through it, and accidentally ended up reading the whole book in about an hour and a half one night. This book was so dear to me when I was younger. I knew what Marcy meant about the self esteem issues and her fear about stepping out from the shadows of her life. The wording is very basic, but the story had an overall message that even though you are having a hard time in your life, other people feel the same as you do. If we stand up for what is right, then maybe this will one day be Land of the Free.