A few hours ago I picked up the book Lush by Natasha Friend. Natasha is the author of that book I read a while ago, Perfect.
I enjoyed Lush in an odd way. Natasha took such a common idea (alcoholic parent) and messed up the boring story starter, by adding in a lot of other problems. I loved Sam's personality, and the other characters fit the story in a very realistic way.
I was surprised at some parts, and other times in private, fairly upset with characters. Natasha used a lot of true adolescence nature and reality to form this quick read novel.
I would recommend this book, (And Perfect) to a lot of readers, with varying genre tastes.
5 outta 5 stars!