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. But then, vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start to spread. 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. Regina takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who 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 tale.
Courtney Summers lives and writes in Canada, where she divides most of her time between a camera, a piano and a word processing program.
You’re either someone or you’re not.
I was someone. I was Regina Afton. I was Anna Morrison’s best friend. These weren’t small things, and despite what you may think, at the time they were worth keeping my mouth shut for.
Everyone is wasted.
Anna is wasted. Josh is wasted. Marta is wasted. Jeanette is wasted.
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