Plum Coyle is an interesting and poetic fourteen-year-old girl, ready to leave behind her childhood and embrace adulthood. Like many young teens, she is self-conscious and ready to explore the world on her own. This is the story of her growing up and realizing that it is not all what it seems to be. Plum is an awkward little caterpillar, who develops into a butterfly through the course of the book, but she also learns that you never really completely shed who you once were.
I liked this book. The writing was pleasant and poetic. The story was decent. It was a pretty typical tale of an awkward kid growing up, and learning to appreciate who she really is. It has a good message, but it is one that often surfaces in teen literature. Some of the parts about her friends and boys were cliche and overdone, but it was a sweet and nostolgic read overall. If you have a soft spot for adorable and well written books about teenage girls growing up, then this is for you. Especially if you have read and enjoyed the book Scarlet by Cathy Cassidy, then I would highly recommend this to you.