Though this fantasy has a young protagonist, I was quickly set straight by folks on Litsy that it is not meant to be a YA novel. It is violent, sexually graphic, and the girl swears like a mobster. ...So it is very enjoyable. The footnote format took some getting used to, but I'm glad I stuck with it because the plot got so good and there were some huge twists that really rocked me. I will read the next book immediately.