where I got my copy: Librarything
released on: January 05, 2010
Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around. Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.
Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be.
Have you seen the movie Odd Girl Out? If you decide to read this book, you should watch that movie. It's so like the premise of this book. It's infuriating and disgusting how mean this girls are. I sincerely hope that it is not happening out there, and if it is well man the girl who gets the "freeze out" needs a lot of strength.
After a huge weekend party at her boyfriend's house Regina suddenly becomes an outcast. Anna Morrison, her supposedly girlfriend believed a gossip that the spiteful Kara fed her. Yes, the movie Mean Girls (minus the comic parts) jumps in mind too or if you read Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher, you'll hope that Regina won't end up as Hannah. I don't really enjoy reading books about high school snobs torturing their peers but I love the fact that this girls fight back after such emotional turmoil and zero self esteem. Summer did a wonderful job of sendiong out the message "you reap what you sow". It's a story of how a rumor can ruin a person, how your actions and words can be turned against you. I love how Regina fought back but at the same time I find myself frowning on her actions. Intense, menacing, and fascinating. Definitely worth reading.