So you thought you were a difficult teenager?

O Caledonia - Elspeth Barker

This is what dark and gothic are REALLY all about. One for the emo in all of us. Not for pre teens, though. This is the only work of fiction by the incredibly gifted Elspeth Barker that I'm aware of. Maybe someone knows of others?

I read this several times when I was young for the sheer lyrical beauty of the language.