Friday, April 16, 2010

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

What's the worst thing you've ever done? 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. Something horrible has happened, and it just might be her fault

This book was amazing. I finally bought it on my trip to LA and I read it in the car straight through. I am now in love with Courtney Summers’ writing. I never really understand how an author so nice you could write characters with such an attitude. I love how Parker isn’t perfect *I also love her name*. I haven’t read much books where the main character is far from perfect, so reading this was oddly refreshing. Since reading it about a month ago, I have already re-read it numerous times and my love for it never dies. Courtney Summers is a seriously talented author and I can’t wait until her next book!

FTC- I bought this book.


Nina said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I read it too and thought it was very good. The writing is indeed very good and I cant wait to read the other book; some girls are.. :)

Anonymous said...

Courtney Summers has the great ability of making her less than perfect protagonists likable to the reader. Much like Regina in Some Girls Are. She's done such terrible things but you can't help but sympathize with her.

Glad you liked this one! :)

Ella Preuss said...

Loved this book!
Can't wait to read SGA, they say it's amazing too.

DaydreamerN said...

you should read the book Sea change by Aimme Friendman. its really good!
I did it on my blog

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

All I see are awesome reviews on this, heck most of her stuff! I think this is moving to the top of my wishlist pile for next book splurge :)

Tahereh said...

courtney summers is awesome (& happens to be my agency-sister!) i'm so happy you liked CRACKED UP TO BE -- she deserves the recognition :D :D