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Susan Oloier lives in Southwest Colorado with her husband and two sons where she skis when it's cold and hikes when it's warm.
After working in both finance and teaching, with a single audition at an acting agency, Susan went back to her first love, which is writing. She has been published in national and regional publications, as well as online. You can find her lurking about on her blog at http://www.susanoloier.blogspot.com
on Dec. 03, 2012 :
Wow! What an amazing book. It grabs you from the first chapter and never lets go. This book follows Noelle as she enters high school as a freshman and follows her until after graduation.
Noelle and her best friend Grace have always dreamed about being popular. They are tired of being picked on by Trina Brockwell and her band of minions. Noelle knows no amount of makeup will make Trinia like her, she just wants the bulling to stop.
With a rebellious older sister, an overbearing mother, and a father who is not emotionally there, what is Noelle to do? You will laugh and cry throughout this story. Some of the story is hard to read. I am still shocked (not surprised) by the ending. You will even ask yourself Why? Why are kids so mean to each other? Why does someone else's pain cause them happiness? When does it stop?
I could talk about this book for hours but I do not want to give anything away. You will have to read it for yourself. I recommend this wonderful book to anyone, especially high school kids.
(reviewed long after purchase)