Rating: 5 stars
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done?
When “Perfect” Parker Fadley starts drinking at school and failing her classes, all of St. Peter’s High goes on alert. How has the cheerleading captain, girlfriend of the most popular guy in school, consummate teacher’s pet, and future valedictorian fallen so far from grace?
Parker doesn’t want to talk about it. She’d just like to be left alone, to disappear, to be ignored. But her parents have placed her on suicide watch and her counselors are demanding the truth. Worse, there’s a nice guy falling in love with her and he’s making her feel things again when she’d really rather not be feeling anything at all.
Nobody would have guessed she’d turn out like this. But nobody knows the truth.
Something horrible has happened, and it just might be her fault.
I simply devoured this book – I started it and read straight through late into the night. Cracked Up To Be was off the usual track for YA novels, and was just simply amazing. Cracked Up To Be is a book that will speak to you.
Parker was a great character. She had attitude and had messed up her life so much, yet I still found myself smirking at her comments she had. Parker was a character the majority of readers can connect with in some way. Jake, oh how I loved you! From the first page Jake walked onto the page, I absolutely loved him! All the characters were amazing!
The mysterious aspect was great! You knew something terrible had happened to Parker, but you didn’t know WHAT. The mystery unravels, piece by piece throughout the book. You get little snippets of the book as you read Cracked Up To Be, and try to piece together what happened that has made Parker do a 180.
Cracked Up To Be is a spectacular debut! Basically meaning drop what your doing and run to the store to get it! Courtney Summers is definately an author I will be reading more of!