I struggled with whether or not to give this 2 or 3 stars. I ended up giving it 3 for two reasons.1) I would recommend this to many readers, especially older teens looking for something different &2). The writing is outstanding. In fact I found myself talking in my head like the writing--like the was more going on in my life than was n the surface (there isn't). When I found out this author writes noir I wasn't at all surprised and will be reading some of those. There was just something about the plot & characters of this book that I didn't love. Addy was fine, too naive even if she never thought so. Beth was a great villain, I didn't much like Coach at all, but I don't think we are supposed to. Overall it was the author's writing that kept me interested in this book!