Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

"Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants—he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim's surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out. Tim and Vanessa begin a clandestine romance, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.

Jumping between viewpoints of the love-struck Tim and Duncan, a current senior about to uncover the truth of Tim and Vanessa, The Tragedy Paper is a compelling tale of forbidden love and the lengths people will go to keep their love."

Overall, I would have to give this book 4.5 stars! It's about a boy, Duncan Meade, that was involved in this problem and he's being told the story from Tim Macbeth's point of view through a video recording. That's not it though, it does describe in detail what happens to Tim while at Irving, it also describe's Tim's last year there also, in an uncomplicated way of course.

The plot of the book was an interesting one. It did not exactly say what was going to happen, but throughout the book it was describing how everything goes from order to chaos, and back to order again; slightly giving away that something was going to happen but not knowing just gave you the inspiration to continue reading it.

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