This book shows the mental psyche of teenagers with deep emotions. McClure shows that "family" doesn't have to mean blood, it means love. Eden, Murphy, Toby, and Josh help each other get through their home lives by being there for each other and they get each other through each day. Sadly, a lot of kids go through constant fighting between their parents and this novel will allow people who don't go through this to see a perspective on what it's like. The story also shows how people who do go through difficult home situations can have hope. It shows them that they'll be okay. The four teens that meet at this abandoned house aren't just there for each other but they're there for the readers too.