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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.

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Overall, this is a very authentic book that captures the menacing atmosphere of so many high schools. The book's message is subtle here, and some readers may need a parent or teacher's help to get it: At the end, Dominique remains unremorseful about putting Trina in a coma -- but really it's Leticia, who knew of the planned attack and did nothing, that is really at the heart of this book. Her lack of action -- and lack of real caring even in the aftermath -- provide the book's most chilling moments.

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