Belfast 1972. It s the bloodiest year of the Northern Irish Troubles and sixteen-year-old Eimear O'Callaghan, a Catholic schoolgirl in West Belfast, bears witness to it all in her diary. What follows is a window into the daily life of an ordinary teenager coming of age in extraordinary times. The immediacy of the diary entries are complemented with the author's mature reflections written forty years later. The result is poignant, shocking, wryly funny, sometimes prophetic, and above all, explicitly honest.