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Leftovers by Laura Wiess
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Nov 29, 2011

it was amazing
Read from November 29 to December 03, 2011

** spoiler alert ** Two girls, Blair and Ardith, are two best friends. Both of them have been neglected by their parents in different ways. Blair's mother is a defensive attorney, is completely self centered, and focused only on becoming a judge. Her father has lost all interest in being a family and is having an affair. Ardith's parents have yet to grow up. They hold parties for their 17 year old son, provide alcohol and cigarettes to minors. Ardith doesn't feel safe in her own home because of her older brother's friends that sexually harass her. These two girls bond over having broken family lives and are shunned in school because they are not considered to be normal. However, once Blair is raped by Ardith's older brother their lives begin to spin out of control. Blair's mother discovers that the girls drank on New Year’s Eve and was worried about her reputation so she forbids Blair to see Ardith. The two became extremely distant and had changed dramatically. After Ardith's brother crashed his car while drunk, Blair's mother took over the case. She spun it to seem like he had done nothing wrong and this angered the girls. In the end, to stop Ardith's brother from hurting anyone again the girls devised a plan. They were able to get Ardith's brother caught in the act of trying to rape another girl, specifically a wealthy girl with parents that held prominent positions that would speak up about what had happened.
Overall, this book was fast paced and attention grabbing. I could not put it down. It was shocking to see how the parents of both Blair and Ardith acted so selfishly. It was an extremely good read and I highly recommend it.
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11/29/2011 page 80
31.0% "So far its interesting to see how Blair and Ardith are complete opposites but became so close to avoid their very different family lives."
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