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THE BETRAYAL OF NATALIE HARGROVE
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Young Adult
Deeply dark and melancholy, Kate's debut is an engaging foray into the less-than-moral heroine. Although it's fast moving and never lacking for action, alas, certain important plot points are rushed or never adequately fleshed out.
Natalie Hargrove will do anything it takes to win the crown of Palmetto Princess. A big-time bully, Natalie has the ability to intimidate everyone with a single glare. When a party prank goes awry, Natalie and her boyfriend scramble to cover things up. But the stress of what they've done continues to haunt them. Suddenly winning the crown doesn't seem so important. (RAZORBILL, Nov., 256 pp., $9.99, ISBN: 9781595142658, TR, 14 and Up)
Reviewed By: Lauren Spielberg
Published: November 2009