Monday, January 13, 2014

Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler

AfterpartyAfterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I guess this could prove to be a cautionary tale, if one choose that perspective. Tell a little lie and more will follow. Go to snobby school and glom onto a ferociously manipulative girl. Kiss a stranger, lose your virginity. Emma believes she's been good too long. So she throws out her moral compass and joins into the bad behavior of 100% of the rest of her class with absolutely no moral compass and reaches the point of debauchery with the crowning glory, an event called "Afterparty." Every parental warning I could possibly flash, I AM FLASHING IN LARGE CAPS!

Drugs of all varieties
Underage drinking
Probable statutory rape
Lying, manipulation, mean girls, and bullying.

Just to give it a semblance of either balance or justification, add extremes in parenting styles. Either indulgent, selfish or overprotective. It was like a really bad episode of a cross between Teens Behaving Badly and 90210.

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