There is one less person that will attend school in the fall, and it is noticed by everyone. Funny thing was, she wasn't noticed at all, until...
Morgan was an unassuming girl, but Sam knew who she was. An accidental meeting led Sam to "accidentally" meet Morgan again and again. Eventually, their friendship grew. But Morgan knew something was wrong. Sam didn't want to be seen in public with her, even avoiding his friends so they couldn't be seen. But why?
And when Morgan finds out the truth, she decides the better option is not to be a part of it..or any part of life...and when the school finds out about the incident, the reaction is different. Some are upset this could happen. But then there are others who make sure that what they did is kept secret - from teachers, counselors, parents - everyone.
This affects Sam most, who was one of the last ones to post on her social media. He has to look in the mirror everyone knowing he was a part of the tragedy. He is also one who is full of the "what ifs" as well as trying to keep this dark ugly secret from surfacing. And he knows what could happen to him if he decides to tell someone.
To Morgan, there seemed to be no alternative to the bullying that was happening everyday, in and out of school. To Sam, there is an after alternative that could break him and lead him down the same path Morgan was trapped in. What to do? What to do....
This is a book about a teen who has to come to terms with choosing to be popular over choosing to do the right thing. To cope with his grief, the readers get to see how his life has changed in real time, but most importantly, how his life has changed emotionally through his journal.
Powerful, impactful, recommended for readers who delve into this genre. 7-12