Aimee Author:Mary Beth Miller Even though she was acquitted, it seems that everyone-even her own parents-believes that Zoe helped her best friend, Aimee, commit suicide. Now, months later, her family has moved to a new town to escape the stigma of the trial, and Zoe is completely cut off from her group of friends. In her new life Zoe is paralyzed by loneliness, guilt, and an... more »ger at everyone's suppression of the truth. As she writes in her journal, Zoe gradually lets readers into her world, a world where parents don't listen, therapists don't help, and best friends betray you. In the end Zoe realizes that she never could have saved Aimee, but she might be able to save herself.« less
My 9th-graders will probably like this book, especially the girls. It dealt with emotions and teen-aged-angst (even mentioning the word) well. As a mature reader, I thought the pace was a bit slow. Would definitely recommend for adolescents, which is whom it was written for, after all!
First of all this book should never of been listed as 4 to 8 yrs of age. It is more for teens. The subject is a hard one...teen suicide, but an important one to read about. This is gently handle and well written. I am well past teen years and found this interesting. It is the story about a Aimee who is found dead, her best friend is accused of helping her commit suicide. Opens your eyes to a problem that is rampent in this society. A good read for teens to use to learn about this subject.