Labeled by Mark Salvatore is about a teenager named Vinnie. It it set sometime in the 1970's. He lives in New York and is more of an introvert, who doesn't do well in school. He decides to hitchhike to California with his two friends. This begins his journey of trying to find out who he is. As he begins to get deeper into drugs and alcohol, spending what little money they get on acid, he has to make a decision for himself.
I really liked this book. It was darker than other young adult genre books I've read but, it had a raw look at reality. At first, I wasn't so sure about it, but then as I kept reading, I wasn't able to stop! I can relate to a certain degree with some of the things Vinnie was experiencing, so I felt that I could understand the character and his perspective. Also, it has a more positive ending which many books with storylines like this don't. It is a very real coming of age story that I really enjoyed and would reccomend to a lot of people. It's really a book about the choices we make and where they lead and the people we become because of them. I also really liked the viid images I got in my head because of how descriptive the author was in describing the places and emotions. It helped captivate me into the story and make it all more real.