This is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers highlight a book that they are eagerly anticipating the release of!
By Amanda Maciel
Release Date: April 29, 2014Summary: Emma Putnam is dead, and it's all Sara Wharton's fault.
At least, that's what everyone seems to think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, has been criminally charged for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma's shocking suicide. Now Sara is the one who's ostracized, already guilty according to her peers, the community, and the media.
During the summer before her senior year, in between meetings with lawyers and a court-recommended therapist, Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment—and ultimately consider her role in an undeniable tragedy. And she'll have to find a way to move forward, even when it feels like her own life is over.
In this powerful debut novel inspired by real-life events, Amanda Maciel weaves a narrative of high school life as complex and heartbreaking as it is familiar: a story of everyday jealousies and resentments, misunderstandings and desires. Tease is a thought-provoking must-read that will haunt readers long after the last page.
This one sounds super serious, but very relevant to today's society. Bullying is such a big problem, but books that deal with that issue are almost never from the point of view of the actual bullies. I'm very interested to see how Sara deals with being responsible for a girl's suicide, and how the repercussions of her bullying affect her life after the suicide. I have a feeling this is going to be a very powerful, emotional book, which are often the best books out there.