Thursday, July 05, 2007

Lessons from a dead girl by Jo Knowles

Leah Greene is dead.  That comes as no surprise to Laine.  She knew it.  She knew it would happen sooner or later.  She still remembers that time when they were in elementary school together and Leah said they would be friends forever.  Leah Greene was popular and everyone wanted to be her friend.  Why would she choose someone like Laine?  Was she really special or was it something else?  Something Laine couldn't understand.  Was it because Laine was easy to control?  Why had Laine let Leah run her life for so many years?  Why hadn't she made her stop sooner?

Candlewick, 2007

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Espana said...

This is a beautifully written book. At first I was hit by pure emotion, but then I couldn't stop thinking about Laine's story. Sure to be thought-provoking, this is a great choice for any discussion group, but especially for teens.