Dear Library Patrons, The mission of NYPL is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. Government support only pays for a portion of our work, so we rely on you to help - from stocking our shelves with amazing books, expanding our e-Book selection, classes, events, or even making free WiFi accessible to all. We are trying to raise $500,000 by December 31: an ambitious goal, but one that will fund incredible learning and reading in our community. Please consider donating to help keep our services free to all New Yorkers in 2015 >>



Reed, Amy Lynn

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Haunted by serious problems in her recent past, thirteen-year-old Cassie makes a fresh start at a Seattle school but is drawn by dangerous new friends into a world of sex, drugs, and violence, while her parents remain oblivious.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416978305
Branch Call Number: FIC R
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 22 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

I personally did not like this book. I had to force myself to finish it. This book which can be read in a day took me about two weeks just because I dreaded picking it up. The main character did not seem real.

Mar 28, 2013
  • danni2888 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Easy read but very good. Couldn't put this book down and ended up reading it in a day. Loved it!

I read this book in 2012 and I did not regret it at all. I recommend this book to mature teenagers who enjoy reading teenage drama like I do. You won't regret it!

Jan 16, 2013
  • 0Charlie rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful is not.
It is a dark, sad, bleak story of a very young girl with no respect for herself who allows herself to be sucked into a world of sex and drugs in a desire to belong. Being significantly older than the protagonist, it is hard to watch her continue to make rotten choices. I did enjoyed the author's ability to capture the "black or white" nature of the teen mind (especially on drugs). I won't be suggesting this read to my preteen any time soon.

Aug 13, 2012
  • dprodrig rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is the book that results from stepping into the minds of teenagers who live on the fringe, who's parents are alcoholics, not present, or even worse, criminal. Definitely an uncomfortable read, yet keeps you engaged. If you like life and books to be perfect, with seamless endings, then this one isn't for you.

Jun 23, 2012
  • somerandomchick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

strong book, easy to read, doesn't get boring, kind of disturbing and messed up but it has a pretty deep message. At first I was like what the fudge am I reading, then I was all like oh God... but in the end I cried and.. i really loved the book. I wouldn't recommend it to my family (mostly because they would band me from reading) but maybe my friends.

Mar 26, 2012
  • dixiedog rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Sorry, while I finished this book, I can not say that I enjoyed it or recommend it to my friends. Doctor-at-Bass - 2! M. A.

Mar 04, 2012
  • Haven04 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i loved this book, i got a little attached to the book. it reminded me of the movie Thirteen. <3 loved it :) i seriosuly cried at the end!

Feb 18, 2012
  • JasmineAurora rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was a good book that portrays an important message, but I felt that I'd read it before.

Jan 24, 2012
  • bxlilchina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book a lot. By far one of the best books I read in a long time.

View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

Mar 28, 2013
  • danni2888 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

danni2888 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 20

Greta_Lynch12 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 16

Jan 24, 2012
  • bxlilchina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

bxlilchina thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16

Jul 26, 2010
  • angelabrown rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

angelabrown thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 16


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at NYPL


Buy It Now

Support your library, keep it forever!

View Purchase Options Learn more about this program

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

Reed, Amy Lynn

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.

I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Explore Further

Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings



Powered by BiblioCommons.
app03 Version gurli Last updated 2014/12/09 10:52