Book Review Of “Cracked Up To Be” By Courtney Summers @courtney_S @WednesdayBooks

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.

Thank you Wednesday Books for gifting me an E-Arc in exchange of an honest opinion. All opinions are my own.

I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars.

I LOVED Sadie, and I recommended that book to everyone. I loved every single thing about it. So when Wednesday reached out about reviewing this one, I was stoked!

I liked it, and I flew through the pages. Parker is a bitch, she is snarky, rude, sarcastic, and really, really hard to like. However, I think we are supposed to feel this about her. The question I kept asking myself is what happened to her, to make her treat people this way. Why is she so guarded?

When I got the answer to what happened, it helped me understand, and I feel like Parker’s behavior was warranted. Maybe not to the people she directed it to, but I understood it.

When I started reading it, I had a sense of dread and I was nervous to progress into the story, I kept waiting for something terrible to happen, something that would be hard to stomach. If you have read the book, you know what I mean. However, Summers wrote this book with tact, and when it gets to the big bad, it was easy to handle.

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