Excellent, Young Adult, Sarah Darer Littman, Suicide, Online, Facebook, Cyberbullying, Bullies, Friendship, Sisters
Lara thought that Christian liked her, but then one day he publically posts on her Facebook wall that the world would be better off without her. Lara tries to commit suicide, leaving her and the people around her to deal with the backlash. Bree, Lara’s former best friend, is partly responsible for what happened on Facebook, but in some ways she feels that Lara deserves it for being depressed and self-absorbed for so long. Sydney, Lara’s sister, is dealing with feeling constantly overshadowed by her sister and feels like her life is constantly ruined by what is happening with Lara. Liam, Bree’s sister, is dealing with a sister and mother he can’t understand and not wanting his life to be ruined by their decisions. Online life collides with real life in this book while they all work on dealing with the backlash, anger, forgiveness, and moving on from the mistakes that have been made.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss9/4