Cracked Up to Be

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Macmillan, Dec 23, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Perfect Parker Fadley isn't so perfect anymore. She's quit the cheerleading squad, she's dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she's failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she's playing games...but what they don't know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn't something she can say out loud. It isn't even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her.

 

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User Review  - Emily_Anne - LibraryThing

Cracked Up to Be was my first experience of reading a book by Courtney Summer’s. I have to say, I will definitely be coming back for more. Let’s start with Parker. Holy Guacamole, is she a character ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmchshannon - LibraryThing

For some reason, the big secret did not shock me or upset me as much as I expected it. Mostly, I felt sorry for Parker. She was so prickly and antagonistic for a reason, but no one really took the ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Courtney Summers is the author of young adult novels including Fall for Anything and Some Girls Are. She lives and writes in Canada, where she divides her time between a piano, a camera, and a word-processing program when she's not planning for the impending zombie apocalypse.

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