Place(s) Traveled to: NA
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Parker is an amazing character. She is filled with wit and sass and sometimes brutally honest to those around her. But Parker is also hurting and she thinks the only way to keep from others is to shut them out. The only problem is that those around her refuse to let her fade away. This book would bring me to tears one moment and then laughter the next. It also keeps you guessing at the secret that Parker is keeping. The one that lead her from being the perfect student at her school to one who may not graduate. But Parker isn’t the only person to make this book great. The secondary characters are the ones the really escalate this novel into something amazing. There is Becky – the girl who is trying to take Parker’s place as most popular, Chris – her ex-boyfriend and the new guy Jake – who refuses to back down and manages to do the one thing that those who have known her for years have been unable to do. I found Parker, her friends and the high school world that Summers created to be realistic and I hated when this book ended. Cracked up to be is sad and funny and its a book that is well worth the time spent reading it. I can’t wait to see what stories Courtney Summers comes up with next.