I like the idea of a all girl band. They can be empowering. Not that I would really know as I am not in a band. However I can imagine that women showing that they are just as good as men at things is always a great thing. My problem is that none of the girls in this book were that endearing to me. Thus I could not really get into the story. I tried to stick with it hoping that I would feel something for the girls but their problems and attitudes overwhelmed me and I did not care for it. Plus I thought that the story would eventually become more positive and upbeat. There is only so much of trouble with boys and drugs that I can take. Even the songs they sang while they were meaningful were sad. The ending was also sad. If you wanted to ever show your kids how not to act and the end result than let them read this book.