There are those who are outcasts.
And there are those who must choose between the two.
Megan Tuw has always been popular. As a leader of her high school’s most cliquish group, she’s among the anointed girls who think nothing of ridiculing those who don’t fit in. That includes Perdita Wiguiggan—a classmate Megan and her friends openly refer t...more
After being sent to detention (which was not her fault), Megan meets Perdita, the school 'freak', and finds her interesting. T...more
The plot was the most outstanding thing about Brugman's novel, as it deviates from other popularity and brand name novels by taking a drastic turn to the worst and showing how it impacts everyone else in that situation. Along the same lines, having the main character waver as Megan does, without having any input on Perdita and her thought process (unlike the popular Clique series in which readers hear from both the popular Massie and the new g...more
sixteen year old Megan: smart, beautiful, popular - simply perfect. Megan has good friends, she and her stuck-up girls (also called “the clique”) are the superstars of their high school. everyone longs to be a part of “the clique”. everyone? well, not everyone.
and there’s also Perdita, not that popular as Megan and her group of girls. Perdita is also called “the freak” - not only by Megan, in fact by everyone at the high school.
but Megan isn’t as perfect as she seems and that’s why she...more
Megan fits in with the in crowed, she has it all a nice house t handful of "friends" and two parents that love her. She has the picture perfect life, but she is missing something. something tha...more
I do not suffer any issues, but having a heart of compassion and understanding, I now have insight in the issue of bullying, suicide, guilt and personal responsibility.
The story like of this b...more
I couldn't like Perdita, either, even though I wanted to. No matter how much I tried. There were qualities that would have let me identify with her (such as her outcast 'freak' status), but she really seemed to be unbalanced and living in her own fantasy world. Yes, her family situation is pitiable, but I really can't like HE...more
Then there is the Freak. Perdita.
Megan gets detention for talking, and she meets Perdita. She doesn't like her at first, and Perdita doesn't like Megan either, but soon they become friends.
The thing is, though, Megan's group can't find out about Megan and Perdita. It was wrong. Just horribly wrong.
Well, Megan and Perdita get caught hanging out together and Megan realizes she has to earn her pl...more
I was bullied in primary school, but I never thought about suicide or even knew what it was until I read this book.
I feel like the story is very realistic in that this is the kind if thing that happens all the time. It was annoying to read Megan the main characters "struggle" to pick between the popular group and her friendship with Perdita. I thin...more
the protagonist, megan tuw, is just so annoying even till the end. i could not relate to her at all. perdita, "the freak", was also annoying. and creepy. *spoiler alert* i felt a pang in my heart when she committed suicide, but that was it. i didn't feel for her much.
i've read YA books with similar themes,...more
This is a powerful story and thanks to this book, and the brilliant, "Finding Grace", Ms Brugman is now one of my favourite authors. One touch I really liked was adding the phone numbers of several rea...more
Now what I did like. What you come out of reading this book is something I think every teenager needs to know. I think I'll buy this book just for the sake of when I grow up and have children they can read it and see the consequences of bullying and letting people get the better of you. There is a great moral behind...more
Something light, despite the cover and title..
The writing style, from what I remembered, was too simple. Middle-grade.
Simplistic. But it's effective.
I liked some of the characters, and hated some of the others. There were none that I particularly "loved" but it's definitely better than having them. Megan, the main character, was okay. Perdita was my favourite.
Much, much darker than I expected. Read at your own risk.
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The writing was really good.
The story was fairly original.
Perdita is a really interesting person.
Megan's 'friends' are really annoying but I guess they're meant to be that way. Whatever. You win some, you lose some.
Megan (view spoiler)[not helping Perdita (hide spoiler)] wow she's so dumb.
The nude run thing is just stupid and annoying and can they not??
Alyssa has worked as an after-school tutor for Aboriginal children. She taught management, accounting and marketing at a business college, worked for a home improvements company and then worked in Public Relations before b...more