Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Cracked up to be- Courtney Summers

Publisher: St Martins Griffin
Published: Dec 23, 2008
214 pages
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When "Perfect" Parker Fadley starts drinking at school and failing her classes, all of St. Peter's High goes on alert. How has the cheerleading captain, girlfriend of the most popular guy in school, consummate teacher's pet, and future valedictorian fallen so far from grace?

Parker doesn't want to talk about it. She'd just like to be left alone, to disappear, to be ignored. But her parents have placed her on suicide watch and her conselors are demanding the truth. Worse, there's a nice guy falling in love with her and he's making her feel things again when she'd really rather not be feeling anything at all.

Nobody would have guessed she'd turn out like this. But nobody knows the truth.

Something horrible has happened, and it just might be her fault.

Oh wow i really enjoyed this book! I was pretty much hooked from the start.
Right at the start you meet Parker and you can see she has kind of gone off the rails and its because of something that happened. Throughout the story you get flashbacks of the night this thing happened but you don't find out right until the end.
The main character in this book was very relate-able to me because i had quite an attitude when i was a teenager and she kind of reminded me of myself. You feel that she is going through something but you never know till the end exactly what it is. I love the characters around her, even though you don't get super in depth into their lives its still just so well written.
I loved the writing style it just made the book flow so well and i could just imagine everything in this book like i was seeing it happen. It was really great.
I'm surprised because i didn't really have any expectations going into this book but i was extremely pleased with it. Its been a while since i have read a book that at the end i was just like 'wow'.

Five stars

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