debut author Amanda Maciel comes a provocative and unforgettable novel,
inspired by real-life incidents, about a teenage girl who faces criminal
charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide.
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. In 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 own 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.
its powerful narrative, unconventional point of view, and strong antibullying
theme, this coming-of-age story offers smart, insightful, and nuanced views on
high school society, toxic friendships, and family relationships. Download and start listening now!