Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Pen to Paper. This meme is where you showcase one book that is on your wishlist and that you can’t wait to get off your wishlist and into your hands.
This week’s Wishlist Wednesday is inspired by the latest round of book controversy on the internet.
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… until vicious rumors about her and her best friend’s boyfriend start going around. Now Regina’s been “frozen out” and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was 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. She 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 new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be. ~ Review Courtesy Amazon.com
Why am I itching to get hold of this one?
Part of it is the controversy. Is it going to be that racy, or filled with adult material? Or is it a case of adults overreacting?
Part of me wants to read it because I know that my students will read it. I want to be able to have intelligent discussion with them about these difficult issues.
Part of me wants to read it because of my own curiosity. If everyone says it is so bad/naughty/inappropriate, what is the big deal?
Those are my thoughts. Have you read this one? Would you recommend it?