Title: Life Unaware
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Author: Cole Gibsen
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult
★ ☆★ ☆ – 4 Stars
Regan Flay has been talking about you.
Regan Flay is on the cusp of achieving her control-freak mother’s “plan” for high school success―cheerleading, student council, the Honor Society—until her life gets turned horribly, horribly upside down. Every bitchy text. Every bitchy email. Every lie, manipulation, and insult she’s ever said have been printed out and taped to all the lockers in school.
Now Regan has gone from popular princess to total pariah.
The only person who even speaks to her is her former best friend’s hot but socially miscreant brother, Nolan Letner. Nolan thinks he knows what Regan’s going through, but what nobody knows is that Regan isn’t really Little Miss Perfect. In fact, she’s barely holding it together under her mom’s pressure. But the consequences of Regan’s fall from grace are only just beginning. Once the chain reaction starts, no one will remain untouched…
Especially Regan Flay.
Regan Flay is one of the most popular girls in school. She’s smart, she’s attractive and she’s a bully. She talks about people and is involved in digging dirt on people she doesn’t even know, that way she can be armed and ready for when she needs it. Life Unaware is her story.
All Regan’s secrets come out in the open, everyone knows how much she talks behind their back, Regan gets bit by reality when she least expects it.
I liked how she overcame such a huge obstacle, especially in a setting like high school, she pulled up her big girl panties and apologized when it needed to be done.
This story covered so much from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, friendship, therapy, medication, suicide, man it just rolls it out there. I really like the feel for this book, and it would be great to be on a shelf in middle to high school students.
About the Author
I love writing, day-old chinese food, and my nail polish is always chipped. My YA novel, KATANA, will be released, spring 2012 by Flux. You can check out my website at www.colegibsen.com Word to your mother. (But seriously, you should call her. She worries.)