Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The characters were well developed, and the plot was pretty good in general. However, the constant head-hopping made it difficult for me to connect with any given character so as to really get in to the book, and the excessive use of curse words spoiled the story for me.
Note: I'm not a prude by any stretch of the imagination, and have enjoyed books with curse words used frequently throughout. However, I felt in this case it was just too much; it felt like there were more curse words than other words in the book, and I felt they were sometimes used in inappropriate places. Even a tough guy like Blake's foster brother would only pepper his speach with curse words rather than - as it seemed when reading this - peppering his curse words with speach.