Teresa Steele-

Carolyn Lessing is a fish out of water. She has recently moved to a small Alabama town from the New Jersey/NYC area, and she doesn’t quite fit in. Everyone in town is obsessed with her; what she wears, how she talks, and who she befriends. Everything starts out well for Carolyn, the popular kids take her under their wings and the hottest boy in school has decided he needs to be her boyfriend (without consulting his girlfriend). Yet little by little Carolyn’s seemingly great life starts to unravel; and then it goes off the rails. I love the plural first person narration because I felt like this could happen at any high school in any town. Sarah Bannan has written a great book that will make many generations think about bullying and how it affects everyone.

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