Author: Amanda Maciel
Format: Hardback, 328 pages
Time to Read: 4 days
Goodread's Bio: From debut author Amanda Maciel comes a provocative and unforgettable novel, inspired by real-life incidents, about a teenage girl who faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide.
Emma Putnam is dead, and it's all Sara Wharton's fault. At least, that's what everyone seems to think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, has been criminally charged for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma's shocking suicide. Now Sara is the one who's ostracized, already guilty according to her peers, the community, and the media. In the summer before her senior year, in between meetings with lawyers and a court-recommended therapist, Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment—and ultimately consider her own role in an undeniable tragedy. And she'll have to find a way to move forward, even when it feels like her own life is over.
My Review: This book is powerful. i ate it up and loved it. the fact that this is pretty much based off a real life story gets to me even more. bullying is horrible and girls are for reals the worse ones about that stuff. i hated high school because of how certain "popular" girls acted. i connected with Sara in the way she became dependent on her best friend and went along with whatever she thought was the best thing to do to Emma. it's really hard to describe how this book made me feel. it just good!
Recommend it?: this is a must read!