Isabelle Lee cannot believe her mom is forcing her to go to group therapy. Sure, her little sister caught her throwing up one time, but it’s not like she isn’t handling her dad’s death just fine. Then pretty, popular, smart, wealthy Ashley Barnum walks into group, and Isabelle knows there has to be a mistake. Because Ashley is perfect – every girl wants to be her and every guy wants to date her. But as sessions pass, Isabelle starts seeing the cracks in Ashley’s, and her own, life.
This was a pretty random choice. Some of my students were reading it so I wanted to see why it was so popular. I’m glad I read this library book because I definitely won’t be checking this out to fourth or even most fifth graders. This is a fast-paced novel and very realistic.