The first 75 percent of this story reads like a teenage girl's diary of her struggles and disappointments and is suitable for a middle school audience. The next 20 percent is the same thing, but during her twenties. The last five percent deals with her love life and plays more like a soap opera. I wouldn't label this a romance but more of a human interest story focusing heavily on one young character. Narrator did have a little-girl's voice but it fit the adolescent theme. Glad when it was over.