Ally is a popular freshman girl whose world comes quickly crashing down when a picture of her in a compromising situation is texted around her high school. A talented actress, Ally loves being center stage. But her desire to be a part of the in-crowd comes at the expense of her friendship with two close friends. Ally exhibits characteristic all-or-nothing teenage thinking, and a surprising plot twist reveals that Ally’s black-and-white approach to life has potentially devastating consequences. Narrated in verse, this dramatic novel includes girl-to-girl cruelty that is particularly intense. Although Ally has clearly suffered from the poor decisions she has made, she is not an entirely sympathetic character, as she is willing to use and abuse those who are closest to her in order to achieve her own goals. An emotional exploration of the social and sexual pressures of high school and the effects of losing one’s sense of self and purpose. Grades 7-10. --Eve Gaus
About the Author
is the author of Forget Me Not
, Take Me There
, and Comfort
. She lives with her family in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she works with teenagers as a speech pathologist. Find out more at CaroleeDean.com.