I'll admit, this book was nothing like what I thought it was going to be. It was definitely contemporary fiction, which I don't care too much for, but it was short enough for me to tackle. It seemed like the entire book took place in the span of a few days. First we get to know Bean, who we immediately find out isn't wanted. And by not wanted, I mean she shouldn't have been born. You find out in just the first couple of pages how much her mom doesn't care about her and how Gus tries to get Bean's mom to straighten up.
This will be a short review, because it was a short book and I don't want to spoil it for anyone. I didn't enjoy it much, but I can blame that on the genre. I think people who like contemporary YA should give Pearl a read though.