4.5 stars. I simply can't express how much I appreciate what Clement has done with this short and extremely creative book. Such a unique style. I could read her writing all day long. The book spans years of the life of teenage Ladydi and her mother and friends in an area of Mexico ruled by drug lords. I don't want to preempt any of the clever plotting she's done and give any spoilers, so I'll just say I found this book intriguing and quirky.