Sandy”s review Nov 22, 13
5 of 5 stars
Author: Evelyne Stone
Alissa Sullivan has got it made — a supportive, loving family, a cause she believes in, and her new boyfriend. With her best friend Kat at her side, she was counting the days until the end of high school when they could go away to college together. Then she met Scott, a man who wouldn’t touch her but would turn her life upside-down.
Katherine Horne is perfectly content being in the background. All she wants is to graduate and get out of the town she’s grown to loathe. She’d do anything to avoid confrontation but when she finds herself in increasingly humiliating situations, she realizes some things can’t be ignored. Especially when it comes to bullying.
With their carefully planned futures unraveling, Kat and Alissa will come to realize the bond of their friendship will be tested… and might not make it through intact.
This is book 1 in a 3 part series.
This book is great for young adults to read due to the subject matter. Bullying is something that is very real, and it’s happening everywhere. Those who are being bullied, are the ones that stay in the background and try to stay out of everyone’s way. This was the situation with Katherine. Unfortunately when things happen, the victim suffers in silence because they don’t want anyone to know about it.
Alissa and Katherine are best friends. I’m not really sure how I feel about Alissa’s character. Alissa has a great family, a wonderful friend and a boyfriend, and somehow that isn’t enough for her. I can relate to Katherine’s character being the one in school that always wanted to stay in the background.
Matt, who is Alissa’s boyfriend is a sweetheart. He’s loving, patient and kind. He has no problem with showing Alissa how he feels.
Matt and Alissa start going to meetings to help prevent bullying and also decided to take some self defense lessons in case someone needed the help. Alissa is introduced to Scott, who is the owner of the gym and runs the bullying class. Alissa immediately starts to feel an attraction towards him.
I’m not liking Scott’s character. I can’t tell you why because I don’t want to spoil it for you. He seems all nice on the outside but he has his own agenda.
I give this book 5 stars due to the important message received from this book I look forward to reading book 2 when the girls are off to college.