Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

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Perfect Parker Fadley isn’t so perfect anymore.  She’s quit the cheerleading squad, she’s dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she’s failing school.  Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she’s playing games…but what they don’t know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn’t something she can say out loud.  It isn’t even something she can say to herself.  A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault.  If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her. 


About Courtney Summers

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Courtney Summers is the author of young adult novels including Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are, and Cracked Up to Be. She lives and writes in Canada, where she divides her time between a piano, a camera, and a word-processing program when she's not planning for the impending zombie apocalypse.
Published December 23, 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin. 225 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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High-school senior Parker Fadley used to be the most popular girl at her Catholic school.

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The perfect people aren’t always as perfect as they seem.

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And even if you don’t like Parker, you’ll probably still love Cracked Up To Be – and that’s proof of the incredible novelist Courtney Summers is.

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