The blurb on the back cover says, "PURE is about fourteen --- the age when you know everything, except when you don't know anything. It's about first love and the end of innocence..."
I beg to differ. PURE is about a 14-year-old girl desperate enough to let boys and men do whatever they wish with her. It's about a girl disturbed enough to enjoy being hit. It's about a girl who discovers a fascination with sharp objects and the harm she can do to herself with them. And the most frustrating thing is that, other than bringing matters in her dysfunctional family to a head with her behavior, we