Thursday, November 29, 2012

~Book Review: Outcast by Susan Oloier~

Author:  Susan Oloier
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
Noelle dreams of a different life, one where Trina Brockwell doesn’t exist. Trina has bullied Noelle since junior high. Now she’s tired of it. With the help of her black-sheep aunt and a defiant new classmate, Noelle seeks revenge. But vengeance comes with a price: Noelle risks friendship, her first love, and herself to get back at those who have wronged her.
My review:
Wow!  What an amazing book.  It grabs you from the first chapter and never lets go.  This book follows Noelle as she enters high school as a freshman and follows her until after graduation.
Noelle and her best friend Grace have always dreamed about being popular.  They are tired of being picked on by Trina Brockwell and her band of minions.  Noelle knows no amount of makeup will make Trinia like her, she just wants the bulling to stop.
With a rebellious older sister, an overbearing mother, and a father who is not emotionally there, what is Noelle to do?  You will laugh and cry throughout this story.  Some of the story is hard to read.  I am still shocked (not surprised) by the ending.  You will even ask yourself Why?  Why are kids so mean to each other?  Why does someone else's pain cause them happiness?  When does it stop?
I could talk about this book for hours but I do not want to give anything away.  You will have to read it for yourself.  I recommend this wonderful book to anyone, especially high school kids.

About the author
Susan Oloier lives in Southwest Colorado with her husband and two sons where she skis when it's cold and hikes when it's warm. After working in finance and education (with a single audition at an acting agency), Susan went back to her first love of writing. She has been published in national and regional magazines, as well as online. When she's not working on a new manuscript or spending time with her family, you can find her lurking on her blog and on Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. I love your review on Susan's book. She is an amazingly talented writer and I really enjoyed this book. I agree with you on how the story will shock you but not surprise you and that it will make you laugh and cry until the end. Thank you again for joining us on our tour and helping raise awareness.