There are mixed thoughts on this particular film - it either means nothing to you, or means a lot. Some people find it unrealistic - 'thirteen year olds would never do that', 'that only happens if you live in the city', 'i nor none of my friends were ever like that' - while others relate to it on an intimate level. Maybe you were older than thirteen at the time, maybe you know people who were that young and did such things - either way, everyone's opinions are mixed. It may or may not be a good movie to you, but that isn't the point of what I'm asking. What I'm asking is - how strongly did you relate to the film? Did you find it believable based solely on personal experience, or the experience of others? When you were young and watched the film, did you have your parents watch it because you wanted them to know your side of the story, or did you have them avoid the film because it hit too close to home and you didn't want them to know about the things you did behind the scenes? Be it self-harming via cutting, drug use, excessive partying or sleeping around. Or did you find it completely unrealistic or over dramatic? And one more thing - did the movie help spread more awareness on what teenagers go through or did it only serve to make parents over-cautious, worrying, and smothering?