The book is suitable for Mature YA readers!
I loved it so much because it was beautifully written. The story was accurate, thoughtful, inspiring too.
Okay, so here's a little bit more about the story. It all started with a little intro to Chelsea Knot's everyday life and social status and then came the New Year's annual party. The night everything changed, seeming for the worst but fate has a funny way of screwing up your life before it gets better.
One decision and Chelsea is the school's pariah, the girl who outed Noah Beckett, which resulted in him being beaten half to death.
And just like that she lost her "friend", she felt guilt for what happened to Noah and she started to realize that she had to make changes.
When she stopped talking, I was amazed by it because I know I can't do something like that and I was awed by her determination not to speck. She held herself together, put up with the bullying, harassment, the whispers and the staring and she fought through it all alone at first and then with the help of the most unexpected people, Noah's friends...
It was really sweet to read those moments when the relationships between certain characters were developing. I saw Chelsea change into a more honest and reliable person. She was better than before and she was changing for the better. She had to face the repercussions of her actions and the mess they left behind...
The novel has a very deep meaning and I hope a lot of people read it and maybe make a change in their lives. (It's kind of pointless because the 'cool' kids are always going to be at the top of the high school food-chain but it's nice to hope that there is justice for all the crap they pull). Kids these days are unbelievably cruel and I've witnessed it firsthand and it's not pretty...
I was happy with the way things turned out in the book. I was a happy ending but it was an earned one and it was believable.
It's a definite must read to YA fans and not only. The book really addresses some very important issues and it's a really interesting read.
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Until the next time,