This is one of the best books I have read. I thought that I got a good feel of the story but wish it was longer. Controlled is a great book for teens 12 and up. Patrick Jones does an amazing job of talking about touchy topics. This is also definitely an awesome car book. Jones succeeded in making you feel like the characters are real. I would recommend it to my friends. Controlled makes you want to read her other books and I hope in the future Jones will write longer books so the readers will get the whole story not just the overlay.