Nat attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings only because her probation after the car wreck requires it, not because she needs to.
Finding connections there with her mentor and with a cool older guy is a bonus, especially after her party-friends at school snub her.
But there’s something more, and maybe she does need help to get through all this.
Fearless moral inventory…
My book talk: After Natalie’s drunken car wreck and rehab, the Chicago teen must attend AA meetings, where she meets a mentor who cares more than her suburbanite parents do and a much older guy who might just get her past the reasons she stopped boxing and nearly partied herself gone.