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Identity Crisis

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Who does she think she is?

Annalise’s audacious freshman-year hookup with Cooper Franklin has a trio of friends thirsting for revenge. So they catfish Annalise by creating the perfect virtual guy, with Noelle playing along reluctantly only because her lifelong crush, Cooper, is in love with Annalise. As Annalise falls for it, even scoring tickets to the concert of the year
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 4th 2015 by Merit Press
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Crina (Reading Addict)
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I went into this book without expectations, to be honest, because this genre is a hit or miss for me. And this time it was a hit!

This book kept me busy for few hours and I had so much fun reading it, trying to guess what was going to happen, and I failed, and I ended caring so much for the characters, even though I tried not to.

But I can't speak about the plot without giving you spoilers, so I'll shut up. But I can tell you that if you want a fun and easy read this
Kristen (kaymaldo)
3.5 stars

Identity Crisis follows the story of a girl named Annalise whose high school career goes downhill when a rumor spreads about what happened between her and the boyfriend of the school's queen bee Eva at the Freshman Fling. It's a year later, but no one's forgotten about it, especially Eva and her minions, Tori and Noelle. When Noelle's crush Cooper starts flirting with Annalise (who is totally not interested!), Eva forms a plan to catfish Annalise to get revenge for the Freshman Fling
Nicole M. Hewitt
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

I really enjoyed Identity Crisis because I felt like it was a somewhat lighter take (though not too light) on what can be a very serious issue – and sometimes we need that. There are lots of “issue” books out there, and they’re all important, but they might not always feel accessible, especially to a younger YA crowd. This one does.

The synopsis describes the book pretty accurately, so I’m just going to jump straight in
Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
Identity Crisis is an adorable book that is so very high school. Annalise, a Brass Knuckles fangirl (think: Directioner), finds out she didn't get tickets to the band's one and only concert in Boston. Annalise isn't the most popular girl. Ever since 7th grade she's been receiving unwanted attention due to her overly developed chest. Everyone thinks she's lucky, but all the guys act like pigs around her, and all the girls think she's a slut.

Noelle is part of the popular clique. Her BFF Eva has h
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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*I was sent this from the author for reviewing purposes.*

Melissa Schorr tells a modern story of technology, romance, and the problems that come with it.

Technology, specifically the Internet, is a risk. Everytime I post, tweet, email, etc., that data will forever be there. I can't erase it, which is why it's important to be careful of what you put online. I'm not trying to lecture you all about Internet saf

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Identity Crisis cover a very important topic in this era of technology, the fact that a computer screen is easy to hide behind and that not everyone is who they say they are. This story alternates back and forth between the perspective of Annalise, a sophomore that has been wrongly accused of hooking up with Eva's (the most popular girl in school) boyfriend at the freshman fling, and Noelle, who is smart, shy and close friends with
Maryam Dinzly
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I definitely enjoyed this book, given the fact that it was fast-paced. It was written in two different point of view - Annalise and Noelle. This makes the story much more interesting as we get to see two different perspectives in which one of them is the bully, and the other is the victim.

Noelle was my favorite character by far, despite being the "bad" one in the book because I loved seeing her character develop, as she tried to battle between doing what she assumed was right, and doing what rea
Jennifer Alvarez
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book! I found myself completely engrossed in the characters and the story line. As the mother of two teens, I can tell you that this author nailed suburban high school teen life. The characters leap off the page, the drama is just right, and the parents feel as real as their kids. No one is all good or all bad--they're complex, as people are. I thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling. This novel is perfectly plotted and paced.

Besides being an enjoyable read, this book speaks volumes
Jan 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: readers looking for something unique
I receive a copy in exchange for an honest review.

The internet is a scary place for many people. We hear a lot of things about a man selling something on Craigslist and then butchering people when they approach him for a sweet buy. We hear about mysterious scammers in Nigeria taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting individuals. But what we haven't heard is the emotional toll on these victims. And that is where Identity Crisis comes in.

Catfishing is a very serious crime. (Plea
Monica Tesler
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to read an Advance Reader's Copy of IDENTITY CRISIS. A brief encounter with the boyfriend of a popular girl leads to Annalise's reputation being trashed. She finds escape in the online fandom of her favorite band. But the mean girls still have it out for poor Annalise. When queen bee Eva hatches her next plan to humiliate Annalise--posing as a guy fan online and seducing her--Eva assigns the dirty work to one of her lackeys, Noelle. But the longer Noelle chats with Annalise online--s ...more
Carol Masciola
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommended. This is a very suspenseful story of a cat-and-mouse game between a clique of high school girls, led by nasty ringleader Eva, who are conspiring to trick a girl they're jealous of (Annalise) into thinking she has an online boyfriend. But the plan crumbles, leading to unexpected friendships and shifting alliances, when one of the clique decides what they're doing is wrong. You sure get a dose of the hazards of high school here. What a dangerous recipe, adolescence plus social m ...more
A chapter and a half.

That's as far as I got into Identity Crisis before I couldn't read anymore.

I'm sure if were reading this as a 14 year old, I would have loved it.

But the juvenile language ("puh-leeze", I rolled my eyes at this), the dissing of Kanye (even the god awful chick in Fangirl loved Kanye) and country (but have you SEEN Luke Bryan), was all too dramatic for me.

From what a read though, it seems like a mix between Mean Girls and Catfish and a One Direction concert.
Gaby Onorati
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Kimi (Geeky Chiquitas)
Light and easy read! Way past reading books about high school drama but enjoyed reading this one nonetheless.
Full review soon! :)
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Hmmm. This is a hard book to rate. On one hand it was good. It was interesting and entertaining from the very beginning, I didn't put the book down for a second since I started, which wasn't much of a problem because it was a short read and only took a little over 2 hours for me to finish. I was always satisfied with the ending, which is good because I HATE dissatisfying endings. And then there were a lot of likable characters, and interesting sub plots, and the author always managed to keep me ...more
Mallory Houlihan
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Review for Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr

I read the book Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr. Overall, I did not like this book very much because it was kind of basic and generic.

Annalise is a huge fangirl of a band called the Brass Knuckles. Her rumoured hook up with an it-girl boyfriend has Eva, the it girl, and her friends Noelle and Tori, all over Annalise, trying to make her life a living nightmare. Eva, Noelle, and Tori create a fake online account to trick Annalise. They use the name a
Gina  Clabo
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Although this book was a little high school and some of it selfish I did enjoy the message behind it..It was cute and I would recommend to grade schooler and high school kids or if you just want a cute drama fast read. .Gina Clabo..
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5. I really liked how it showed the various points of view and how we can misinterpret actions.
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
It’s a cute little Catfish Story.
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Its a really good book. But if anyone could explain the ending chapter to me I would really appreciate it. It really made no sense to me.
Martalti Moon
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much, Merit Press, for sending me a review copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.



Annalise Cooper has been the target for Eva, Tori and Noelle ever since she had something with Eva's boyfriend in freshman year. Now that Noelle's crush is falling in love with Annalise, she becomes the victim of the three friends' game as they create the perfect guy online to make her
Stephanie Ward
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
'Identity Crisis' is an exciting young adult contemporary novel that fans of the genre will definitely want to get their hands on! It follows the story of Annalise - who turns into a curvy hottie right before freshman year. All of the girls in her class - friends and foes alike - are jealous of her and of her scandalous hookup that has them all mad. Three of these girls decide that it's time to get Annalise back and decide the perfect way is to "catfish" her by setting up a fake online profile f ...more
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Spoilers are included in my review. Do not read my review if you do not want to see spoilers.
I received this book for free from Merit Press via The Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review.

This book tells a story of cyber bullying from two different views- the attacker and the victim. One of the good things about this book is all of the gray area. This is definitely the book for someone looking for something original that stands on its own.

What I liked
The characters are so gr
Teenage Reads
Mar 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
Shelves: 2016
Catfishing is when someone pretends to be someone they are not, online. This can be the forty-seven year old male talking to a thirteen year old girl, or three girls wanting to get back to someone. This is a highly illegal and extreme cases can be tried as identity fraud. No matter your excuse there is no good reason to catfish someone, no matter how much they have hurt you in the past.

Annalisa Bradley is a normal high school girl, from her love of the new rock band, studying for math tests, to
Bea (Beatrice Learns To Read)
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I don't know what enchantment Identity Crisis has but I'm totally charmed by this book. Okay wait, I think I do know. The excellent blend of the characters and the plot made this book the perfect read especially for young readers. I'm not overstating things but I really believe that EVERYONE needs to read this book. It's relevant, honest and a lot of different things you'd be glad to find in 1 book.

We get the gist of the story just by reading the synop
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
**Thank you so much to Merit Press for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review!**

Identity Crisis follows two characters: Annalise and Noelle. Annalise has gone through a pretty scandalous past, though only she knows what actually went down. Rumors can ruin lives. Noelle is best friends with the girl whose boyfriend was also involved in the scandal. She also has a huge crush on Cooper, the guy who has been eying Annalise quite a lot lately. That's why her best friend, Ev
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I decided to make my review a letter to the reader recommending this book

Dear Reader,

Have you ever been catfished? In the book I read, a girl got catfished by a bully. It is called Identity Crisis, and it was written by Melissa Schorr. It is a realistic fiction novel that will be published by Merit Press on January 18, 2016. There are 240 pages in my copies of this book. It was a just right read that was really interesting

Identity Crisis is about a girl named Annalise Bradley. When the mean gi
Beth Rodgers
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There aren't many books anymore that I am eager to buy the hard copy of, but 'Identity Crisis' by Melissa Schorr was a must after reading another of her novels, 'Goy Crazy,' a couple summers ago and loving it.

'Identity Crisis' delves into so many issues, from friends and crushes to in-fighting, bullying, and the ever popular problem of figuring out how to fit in when you sorely stick out. This is due in no small part to the spread of rumors that main character Annalise's enemies have inflicted o
{My thoughts} – Annalise is a massive fangirl of a group called the Brass Nuckles. Anyone that knows her knows she’s in love with the band.

Noelle is a member of a trio of mean girls. She’s not necessarily a mean girl herself, but she goes a long with them whenever they do mean things.

Last year Annalise had made the mistake of trying to comfort the boyfriend to Eva the head mean girl after Eva had broken up with him. It seemed that she didn’t want to be humiliated in front of the whole student bo
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

When I read the blurb of this book, I found myself quite intrigued by the plot… even though it’s not something I would necessarily choose to read normally.

Although I’m not very keen on dual first person perspectives, I did find this book to be fairly easy to read, despite getting confused over whose head I was in a couple of times. Both Annalise and Noelle were characters I found likable and easy to
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Melissa Schorr is the YA author of GOY CRAZY (Hyperion 2006) and IDENTITY CRISIS (forthcoming, Merit Press 2016), and a contributor to the YA anthology DEAR BULLY.

She is currently a contributing writer/editor to the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. Her freelance work has appeared in numerous publications, including GQ, People, Self, San Francisco magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

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