This was a well done memoir about Emily Wing Smith. It talks about her difficult childhood - constant headaches, abuse, a terrible accident, and a brain tumor. Throughout her life she just wanted to be normal and better. Gradually Emily adjusts, makes friends, and finds her path in life. I thought it was a good book. It is definitely for older students with the abuse and the fact that this goes in Emily's adulthood. I will recommend this to my junior high and high school colleagues.