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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Torn by Stephanie Guerra


Stella Chavez is your classic good girl: straight As, clean-cut boyfriends, and soccer trophies . You’d never guess that Stella’s dad was a drug addict who walked out when she was a kid. Or that inside, Stella wishes for something more.

New girl Ruby Caroline seems like Stella’s polar opposite: cursing, smoking, and teetering in sky-high heels . But with Ruby, Stella gets a taste of another world—a world in which parents act like roommates, college men are way more interesting than high school boys, and there is nothing that shouldn’t be tried once.

It’s not long before Stella finds herself torn: between the best friend she’s ever had and the friends she’s known forever, between her family and her own independence, between who she was and who she wants to be.

But Ruby has a darker side, a side she doesn’t show anyone—not even Stella. As Stella watches her friend slowly unravel, she will have to search deep inside herself for the strength to be a true friend, even if it means committing the ultimate betrayal.

Hardcover, 263 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Marshall Cavendish
**From Goodreads**

A great read about a girl (Stella Chavez) who makes friends with the new girl (Ruby Caroline), that nobody likes. After becoming friends with Ruby she starts doing things that is out of her character. The story is a great show of what real friendship is, and that people are more than what they are on the outside. Just as you can't judge a book by it's cover -- although I love to pick books that have awesome covers even though I don't know what it's about! -- you cannot judge people by what they seem on the outside.

A captivating read, that some girls can relate to. The author has a great writing style that keeps you interested in the story.

1 comment:

  1. I might have to check this one out! I like how the cover matches the title! :) Great review!