death by society
An obsessive friendship turns deadly when carter attempts suicide due to the antics of the in-crowd.
GENRE: Young Adult Contemporary
COMP TITLES: Mean Girls and Cracked Up To Be meets Laurie Halse Anderson
AWARDS & ACCOLADES: 2013 YoungArts Merit Award for Writing: Selection from Novel
PITCH: After a botched suicide attempt, STEM genius Carter is befriended by the clique that nearly destroyed her life. Too bad she hates their world of parties and poison, and fights to get out.
Suicidal ideation, depression, bullying, dual perpetrator domestic violence, anxiety (social and generalized), and rape trauma syndrome (no rape depiction) are discussed and depicted throughout this manuscript.