"No More Dead Kids" reads like a journal I may have written myself when I was the same age as the main character, Alex (gender and friend group aside). Alex is in his late teens, managing his final years of high school, applying to colleges, looking for his first love and sexual experience, and happily living his life as one of the not-in-the-in-crowd kids. When he befriends the socially awkward kid in his English class, he must rise to the occasion to help him back on to a safe path. The book is easy to read and the characters are engaging. It is separated into two parts, the first being Alex' last years at school, and the second being a pre-college road trip. The first part of the book stands alone. The second part is fun and interesting (especially for those who have read road trip classics, like "On the Road", but really sits as a second story. Well worth a read, and I would recommend this for teenagers and young adults.