I liked Deadville by Ron Koertge though at first I wasn't sure. Definitely give this book time to grow on you before giving up on it! Ryan's sister died 2 years ago of cancer, which led him to turn to drugs quite heavily. He fights a lot, too. When a girl at his school falls into a coma Ryan begins to visit her in the hospital and slowly starts to get his act together as he works through the death of his sister and other issues in his life. I liked the characters and their growth throughout this book as well as the descriptions of family and friends. This could have been a downer of a book, but it isn't!
Genre: Youth Lit Fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5