glad you enjoyed it – i've a few pages left to read.  I too reckon it could have been darker though i've yet to find out just how apocolyptic it gets!

I loved how Bethany coined the nick name " wheels" for Gabrielle – I thought it pretty cruel at first but seemed then to become affectionate.  I felt there was much affection in amongst her nastiness.

so i'm looking forward to finishing – today no doubt!