People Like Us by Dana Mele
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Going away to school can been a great time to change who you are (or who you want people to think you are) and Kay (formerly Katie) has done just that. The problem is, of course, who she now chooses to be. That choice comes back to bite her in a big way - one that doesn't quite ring true. Most of the revenge plot was overblown, but there was also a serious lack of reflection or thought on Kay's part that could have saved her and her friends a lot of grief. The adults also seemed very unrealistic, particularly the housemothers and the Head of School (seriously? allowing the police to be on campus without some school-based liaison? not buying it).
Still, as far as boarding school books go, it's not bad.
ARC provided by publisher.