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. Volume XVII Number 26. . . .March 11, 2011
High school teenager Mike fights to save his friendship with his best friend, Lindsay, as well as her reputation and her life in this engaging, fast-paced high-interest, low-reading level novel. When the story opens, Mike has realized that he has developed feelings for Lindsay, and he is fairly sure that she feels the same way. He is working up the courage to talk to her about it when a promiscuous girl comes on to him, and, when Lindsay catches her kissing him, she disappears before Mike can explain. She spends the entire summer vacation away and, when school starts again in the Fall, she has turned from a tomboy to a prissy girl who hangs out with the most popular girls in the school. Despite Mike's persistent efforts to talk to her, she continues to avoid Mike and treats him coldly. One night at a party, Mike watches as the drunk and high Lindsay is approached by two of the most popular boys in school who lead her into a bedroom upstairs. Mike is not able to stop them from taking advantage of her, and he is only able to get to Lindsay after they have left. When they return to school, Mike learns that one of the boys had sex with her while the other filmed it, and the video soon goes viral among the students. Unable to convince Lindsay to take action, Mike is able to at least stop the spread of the video after fighting one of the boys. When he goes to find Lindsay at her house to tell her the news, he arrives just in time to find her still alive after she has taken a bottle of sleeping pills, and he saves her life by taking her to the hospital.
Jeannine Stickle received her MLIS from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC and is working in a library in Portland, OR.
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