Author: Chelsea Pitcher
Length: 322 Pages
About The Book:
Lizzie’s reputation is destroyed when she’s caught in bed with her best friend’s boyfriend on prom night. With the whole school turned against her, and Angie not speaking to her, she takes her own life. But someone isn’t letting her go quietly. As graffiti and photocopies of Lizzie’s diary plaster the school, Angie begins a relentless investigation into who, exactly, made Lizzie feel she didn’t deserve to keep living. And while she claims she simply wants to punish Lizzie’s tormentors, Angie’s own anguish over abandoning her best friend will drive her deep into the dark, twisted side of Verity High—and she might not be able to pull herself back out.
How perfect is this Scarlet Letter for the cover of this book, very catching. It was hard for me to determine which character I wanted to invest my emotions in, Lizzie or Angie. I think that Lizzie actually won by a few ounces. The story is on the dark side, but the message is appropriate in today's bullying society, the result always being pain and misery. The story moves a little slow and the emotions, while realistic, still seem somewhat on the contrived side. As to rating, this is a book that fell squarely in the middle for me.