Identity Crisis Genres: Bullying, Fiction, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
by Melissa Schorr
Publisher: Merit Press
Release Date: January 18th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
When curvaceous Annalise Bradley’s scandalous freshman year hookup sparks the anger of her female classmates, three of them decide to get her back by “catfishing” her, creating a fake online profile of the perfect boy to toy with her affections.
Against her better nature, introverted Noelle Spiers, goes along with her friends’ plan, hoping to distract Annalise from dreamy Cooper Franklin, her lifelong crush who has fallen for Annalise instead.
As Annalise discovers she is being played and seeks revenge, Noelle increasingly regrets her role in the cruel hoax and tries to salvage their relationship.
Told in alternative perspectives, IDENTITY CRISIS covers romance, betrayal, and timeless friendship in the age of modern technology.
At first I will be honest with you…I didn’t know if I was going to like this book. I am glad that I gave it the chance, however, because as it turned out, I enjoyed the book!
High school is one of the hardest times of our lives. For Annalise and Noelle this is especially true. One is the target of a mean girl the other a quiet member of the mean girls posse. Both during the course of this book will learn more about themselves and each other! I can’t say much more without giving away spoilers unfortunately. I suggest picking up this book! Though it may seem in the beginning to be predictable early on, as a reader, I can say for sure things did not end up how I imagined.
Melissa Schorr is the YA author of GOY CRAZY (Hyperion 2006) and IDENTITY CRISIS (forthcoming, Merit Press 2016), and a contributor to the YA anthology DEAR BULLY.
She is currently a contributing writer/editor to the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. Her freelance work has appeared in numerous publications, including GQ, People, Self, San Francisco magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
Melissa currently lives in Boston with her husband, her daughters, and her dog, Bailey.