This book has an amazing voice. Thirteen-year-old Dani is funny and charming and always makes you feel like you're right there with her. Right away from the first line--"A slow fade-in on my life:"--her voice totally sucked me in, instantly feeling familiar and fun, like reading a letter from your best friend. I love how she compares her life to noir films while trying to cope with her parents' messy divorce. This book really captured what it feels like to be thirteen--every change that happens, especially where friends and family are concerned, feels huge. Dani does her best to be larger than life like her idol, Rita Hayworth, and you can't help but root for her the entire time. I devoured this book in one day and look forward to rereading it whenever I need a pick-me-up.