WHY? Well, because when I went to the Manhattan Public Library this was one of the only audio books I hadn't listened to that looked interesting. The MPL also had this book in so I checked both of them out. As I began to listen to it I quickly discovered that each chapter was from a different character's point of view--which I liked. I also liked how the audio tape had a full cast of voices for the different people. When I got home and opened the book before bed, I noticed that each character had their own font--neat. As I got further into the book I thought to myself, "Is this the book Mrs. Hays warned be about?" I decided to go back through her archives and discovered that, yes, it is indeed the book she WARNED me not to read. But at that point I was halfway into it and couldn't stop. There were little twists throughout the story that forced me to go back and re-read certain parts to strengthen the connection--I like that. But just as I was warned, I warn you too. Don't read this book. I finished latelatelate last night and had to re-read the last chapter 2 times to make sure I read it correctly. Are you kidding me? I was so disturbed by the ending I woke up Brian to tell him about it. I couldn't go to sleep. I was too rattled. If they make this book into a movie, I will not go watch it. I think Jodi and I need a take a break.