Monday, 21 July 2014

Review - Tease by Amanda Maciel

Title: Tease
Author: Amanda Maciel
Pages: 368
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
Release date: 1st May 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Emma Putnam is dead, and it's all Sara Wharton's fault.

At least, that's what everyone seems to think when 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. But Sara is sure she hasn't done anything wrong, because Emma brought it on herself. Sara is adamant that she was the victim - not Emma.

My Review:

 *I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Hachette Children's Books and Amanda Maciel*

3/5 stars

Sara Wharton is one of several people charged with bullying and harassment when Emma Putnam commits suicide. 
Emma was constantly put down by Sara and her friends but Sara doesn't think that she did anything wrong.

This story switches from the present where Sara is facing a trial and the past before Emma's suicide. 
It was interesting to see a story from the bully's point of view but I didn't agree at all with what Sara and Brielle (her best friend) did. 
Although it did seem to me that Sara just went along with whatever Brielle suggested but that didn't mean she was any less guilty about what happened.  
 I'm glad that Sara realised that what she had done was wrong and became a better person but it was sad that Sara would have to deal with what happened for the rest of her life.

Overall this was an easy but good, thought-provoking read that I would recommend.