If He Had Been with Me - Laura Nowlin After finishing If He Had Been With Me, I kept thinking what the moral of the novel was, as it starts with the tragedy and the rest of the novel is made up of reflections. Is it that life is short? I just didn't find the deeper meaning.

I was slightly disturbed that a group of non conforming teens never swore. It tries to squeeze too many social issues in. It just wasn't my cup of tea, but if I do ever have a non conforming, reclusive, mildly gothic child someday, this guidebook may come in handy. It's such a shame, I love that cover!