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A wild ride.
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
The Story:
Chloe is after revenge for what happened the year before to her best friend. She blames the popular clique at school for her friend's fall from grace and will do anything to take them down, even become one of them. Enter Will, the boy who is a part of the group but not like the rest of them, a boy with vulnerabilities. A little blackmail and a lot of questions behavior later and Chloe has gotten close enough to unravel the secrets these kids hold.

What I loved:
The themes in this book. There's this prevailing lesson that nothing is black and white. No one is all good or all bad. Anyone can make themselves do anything to fit in, even if they know it's wrong. This is no more evident in Will, the boy who feels immense guilt for everything, but goes along anyway, and Chloe, the girl wanting to ruin her new friends for the actions she's now taking part in herself.
The writing has an easy flow that turns this into an unputdownable story.

What was just okay:
The ending. I won't spoil it, but throughout the book, we're supposed to see the level ones as the enemy, the morally bankrupt characters. Yet, Chloe becomes no different from them. I wanted to see her learn her lesson.
I didn't understand all of Will's actions. There are some in particular that made it hard to root for the love story.

Final Verdict:
A one sitting read you won't be able to put down with intriguing characters and a fast-paced storyline that grips you until the very end.
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