Saturday, 25 February 2012

Review: Cracked Up to Be

 Cracked Up to Be   
Author: Courtney Summers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD

Synopsis: 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 conselors 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.


The first time Parker showed her attitude in the book, I immediately thought that there's more depth than this and it didn't failed me.

I can't stop reading until I eventually knew what really happened that night. It's tough how guilt can consume you and eventually lead you to self destruct.

This is definitely an amazing debut novel. The mystery wrapped inside is enough for you not to put it down until you finish it. It definitely strikes up one's curiosity to explain the issues Parker faces.

I personally like how it ended; not the cliché happy ending but an open one. It's up to you to think what will happen next but it let's you know that everything will be fine now. That Parker will be okay now.