My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard—falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High… until vicious rumors about her—and her best friend’s boyfriend—start going around. Now Regina’s been frozen out, and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina were guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth, and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past whom she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn’t come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend…if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don’t break them both first.
Tensions grow and the abuse worsens, as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be.
I’m starting to feel like Courtney Summers will be one of my favorite authors ever. I don’t know how she can make me love her not-so-lovable-protagonists. She writes about high school, the dark side of it, in a raw and realistic way.
Some girls are mean, vicious, on the brink of their sanity. This book is multiple times meaner and more insane than Mean Girls.
The Fearsome Fivesome/Foursome is a group of girls who are cruel and pretty much fucked-up. I have no idea if there are girls like them in real life, because from where I come from there are really no mean girls (sadly, just kidding),but I hope and pray that they girls who are cruel to this extent does not exist.
I do not know what else to say but I really loved reading this book even though it made me cringe sometimes because of its cruelty. IT HAS BULLYING TO THE EXTENT OF GIRLS PHYSICALLY HARMING OTHER GIRLS! *cringes*
But hey, Regina Afton is a strong girl and she is beautifully real and damaged. She is not a likable character but I do like her.
I don’t know what I feel about the ending though because it was quite a quick and weak conclusion for me. But over-all this was a really good and worthy read.