Rival by Sarah Bennett Wealer

 

“Brooke I don’t like Kathryn Pease. I could pretend everything’s fine between us. I could be nice to her face, then trash her behind her back. But I think it’s better to be honest. I don’t like Kathryn, and I’m not afraid to admit it.
Kathryn I saw a commercial where singers used their voices to shatter glass, but the whole thing is pretty much a myth. The human voice isn’t that strong.
Human hatred is. Anybody who doubts that should feel the hate waves coming off of Brooke Dempsey. But I don’t shatter; I’m not made of glass. Anyway, the parts that break aren’t on the outside.
Brooke and Kathryn used to be best friends . . . until the night when Brooke ruthlessly turned on Kathryn in front of everyone. Suddenly Kathryn was an outcast and Brooke was Queen B. Now, as they prepare to face off one last time, each girl must come to terms with the fact that the person she hates most might just be the best friend she ever had.”

The characters in this book are so realistic and fun…I loved every second of it! Brooke was my favorite, she stayed true to herself and a geninuely good person throughout the entire book. Sure, she didn’t like Kathryn, but she thought she had a really good reason to feel that way. At times Kathryn came across as whiny. I know she was being terrorized, but I disliked how when Brooke and she were friends, how she behaved. That being said, the way they behaved was real.

I really enjoyed this book, it was the sort of book that reminds you of the cruelty of teen girls, but also gives you a little insight as to why they do what they do.