The Hanged Man is by Francesca Lia Block. Typical Block fare. If you are a fan you will love this book. Laurel lives in California with her mother. Her father has recently died of cancer. Laurel uses Tarot Cards and a relationship with a mysterious man named Jack to help her deal with a terrible family secret. You either love Block's confusing mix of magical realism and teen angst or you don't. This book contains the typical assortment of drugs, drinking, teenage partying, and sex one would expect for a book set in Laurel Canyon, California.
Ratings: 10th grade - 5 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - S (non graphic sexual references).