Highlights of the first section included chapters on implications of young adult developmental tasks and on the course of disorders from childhood through young adulthood. Together, these provided an excellent overview of normal and abnormal development during the period. In the second section, chapters on access to care, coping with stress and trauma, intimate relationships, marriage, and parenting contribute accessible and practical discussions on these topics, although the supporting research presented is at times limited. In the third section, chapters on alcohol use and bipolar and pervasive developmental disorders are strengths, providing descriptions of epidemiology, presentation, course, and treatment that are thorough and specific to young adults. Some of the other chapters in this section, however, poorly address specific developmental issues or focus primarily on adolescents.