While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she’s not on the Web, Daelyn’s at her private school, where she’s known as the freak who doesn’t talk.
Then, a boy named Santana begins to sit with her after school while she’s waiting to for her parents to pick her up. Even though she’s made it clear that she wants to be left alone, Santana won’t give up. And it’s too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life... isn't it?
Bookworm Review: This was a Goodreads find where I just searched YA Realistic Fiction. I didn't know anything about it and I only read a few of the reviews. I'm glad that I ended picking this one up because I really enjoyed the voice. It sounded like a teenager, not an adult trying to sound like a teenager like so many authors end up doing.
What I liked about the book was that you could really see the struggle the main character was going through. You get little bits and pieces of why she is in a neck brace and her cutting past, which is nice because you don't want the whole story all at one time. You also get her story in why she is the way she is throughout the story, but more so towards the end. You see how she slowly starts to distance herself from her parents and other, but also holding on as well. I mean, you don't want to read a story where it's all sad and lonesome.
The ending...well, let's just say as a reader, I wasn't a fan. But as a writer myself, it was perfect. It didn't go into detail about her previous attempts, so it kept it safe for younger teens to read, so I'm glad that it didn't go into detail at the end.
Does she commit suicide at the end or does she finally see a light at the end of the tunnel?
I guess you'll just have to read and find out!!