In Too Deep by Amanda Grace
Release Date: February 8, 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Carter didn't rape me. People at school think he did. Suddenly, new friends are rushing to my side, telling me that Carter hurt them, too. They say he's getting what he deserves.
Maybe I don't want to fix this.
Sam is in love with her best friend Nick, but she can't seem to tell him. So she decides to flirt with golden-boy Carter Wellesley, hoping Nick will see it and finally realize his true feelings for her.
On Monday, everyone at school is saying that Carter raped Sam. He didn't, but Sam can't find the words to tell the truth. Worst of all, she's afraid she'll lose Nick if he finds out what really happened.
As graduation approaches, Sam discovers that living the lie isn't as easy as her new friends make it sound--and telling the truth might be even worse.
My Thoughts: I liked this one enough, I just didn’t love it like I thought I would. And, I guess its because I just hoped things would be perfect with her but books are never that way. I hoped she’d have someone there to support her even when things got tough.
We are introduced to Sam who is a smart nice girl. She’s in love with her best friend Nick and she hopes he’ll eventually realize his feelings for her too. But, then when it does start to happen, things suck for Sam. Because Sam was just at a party and everyone is saying a guy named Carter raped her. Carter was the town hero. Popular and all the girls wanted him. Of course, things got twisted around and out of hand.
I liked this one enough, I just never really felt drawn to it even though I did basically fly right through it. Only took me a few hours to read it on a sunny day outside. It was a very fast read for me! I never really liked Carter much at all. Even though he was supposed to be the golden boy he was kind of a jerk. And, Nick. I liked Nick but he bailed pretty fast when things changed with Sam.
Overall: I don’t know. I liked this one but I never really got into it very well. Just didn’t feel that connection I like to get with books. I think some will really love this one but I like more happy contemps. This wasn’t a real light read in the subject matter!
Cover: Like it! Its dark and haunting!
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