Half Bad is disturbing -- as it should be. There are ten million places to find a synopsis, but the best thing to do is just read the book and experience it without too many preconceptions. Sally Green's debut works as well as it does because it is action packed and deals with a world in which pain is real and solutions are never easy. Through it all Nate's voice is raw, emotional and compelling. I relished his struggle in working out who he is and what is right and wrong in a world obfuscated by shades of grey.