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From debut author Amanda Maciel comes a provocative and unforgettable novel, inspired by real-life incidents, about a teenage girl who faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide. Emma Putnam is dead, and it's all Sara Wharton's fault. At least, that's what everyone seems to think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, has been criminally charged for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma's shocking suicide. Now Sara is the one who's ostracized, already guilty according to her peers, the community, and the media. In the summer before her senior year, in between meetings with lawyers and a court-recommended therapist, Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment'and ultimately consider her own role in an undeniable tragedy. And she'll have to find a way to move forward, even when it feels like her own life is over. With its powerful narrative, unconventional point of view, and strong anti-bullying theme, this coming-of-age story offers smart, insightful, and nuanced views on high school society, toxic friendships, and family relationships. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062305329
0062305328
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: From debut author Amanda Maciel comes a provocative and unforgettable novel, inspired by real-life incidents, about a teenage girl who faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide. Emma Putnam is dead, and it's all Sara Wharton's fault. At least, that's what everyone seems to think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, has been criminally charged for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma's shocking suicide. Now Sara is the one who's ostracized, already guilty according to her peers, the community, and the media. In the summer before her senior year, in between meetings with lawyers and a court-recommended therapist, Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment'and ultimately consider her own role in an undeniable tragedy. And she'll have to find a way to move forward, even when it feels like her own life is over. With its powerful narrative, unconventional point of view, and strong anti-bullying theme, this coming-of-age story offers smart, insightful, and nuanced views on high school society, toxic friendships, and family relationships. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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AL_KATI Oct 20, 2016

This book brought me to tears, the kind where I was sitting on my front porch on a gorgeous summer day, with fat tears rolling down my cheeks, as I remembered what it was like to be bullied. This book is told from the bully's perspective, making this one of the best books I have ever read on bullying.

shamimasharmin31 Jul 06, 2014

This book is outstanding. It was inspired by a true story and it amazing. I say it is worth reading this book! This book is not like most books about bullying. Usually other books tell the story from the victims (that committed suicide ) side but this book say the side of the story from a bully. I really recommend it! :)

LibraryK8 Jul 03, 2014

This debut novel is an interesting look at the news stories from another perspective. Sara feels her had is forced as Emma flirts with her boyfriend and constantly hangs around with the guys in her group. She rages against the unfairness of it all. Emma chose to kill herself, leaving Sara to live with the consequences. Neither an apologetic nor kind look at Sara and Brielle, this story will none-the-less challenge the reader to rethink their vindication at the sentences of girls in similar situations to Sara.

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tink05
Jun 07, 2014

the book was really good. first few chapters run slow but it does pick up. the book itelf is in the words of the bully who fills she did nothing wrong. i think it was a great twist to bullying realizing after the fact what u did really does have consequences.

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LibraryK8 Jul 03, 2014

Another beautiful, intelligent, sensitive teenager has killed her self. The media blames the bullies at Emma Putnam's new school that refused to accept her, that kept her on the fringe. The used words like slut and whore, they left notes and signs on her locker, they found her on social media...they drove her to suicide.

But that is just one side of the story.

Sara Wharton's life came crashing down the day Emma committed suicide. Identified as one of the bullies, Sara faces some very serious charges in court. But it wasn't her fault, Emma wasn't exactly nice to her, and even though Sara and her friend Brielle made it clear she wasn't welcome, Emma kept hanging around. And when Emma kissed Sara's boyfriend, that was the end of it. The two friends hatched a plan to drive Emma to transfer schools, but perhaps they went to far...

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