After screwing up a few times, Catherine is supposed to be keeping clean at her new school, the Esther Percy School for Girls. However, when Catherine meets Skye, the Massachusetts' Senator's daughter (who has always played by the rules), she couldn't have found anyone more willing to take risks and have fun. But the risks escalate quickly. At the end of the book, Skye commits suicide and Catherine realizes that friendship is a powerful and valuable thing.
This was another hardcore book about friendship. It was a really lame spin-off of the classic book, A Separate Peace. It was supposed to be a really complex plot with a really "deep" ending, but it just didn't work. However, it was a good story and was entertaining -- so as long as you do not take books too seriously, go for it. You'll certainly get the message that friendship is a powerful and valuable thing -- don't screw it up!
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