Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
Cracked Up To Be. I almost didn’t read this book. I spent the morning on a clean-up mission (it doesn’t happen often!) and realising that my TBR pile is… well beyond ridiculous, and that we will be moving soon, I decided I would trim it down and box up to donate those books I knew I wasn’t really going to get to anytime soon.
When “Perfect” Parker Fadley starts drinking at school and failing her classes, all of St Peter’s High goes on alert.
The next day I picked up the top book of the donate pile and read the blurb. The next thing I knew the book was finished and I had tears pouring down my face.
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?
A messed-up character, Parker had slipped over to the dark side and this is her story. Unraveling slowly, her story took me on a journey of discovery. Her protective layers peel back layer by layer until her heart is exposed.
Something terrible has happened, and it might just be her fault.
Recommended age: 13+
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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 counselors 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. — Extract from Goodreads.com