"Honest and authentic... with appeal to fans of John Green."--The Bookseller (London)
"Tori's wry voice and dark humor provide a counterpoint to her descent into depression. A fascinating debut from an author to watch."--School Library Journal
"In [Oseman's] punky, depressive, epigrammatic, mordant heroine Tori Spring we have a Holden Caulfield for the internet age.--The Times (London)
"Oseman proves herself a clever, witty writer."--Publishers Weekly
"Intrigue, suspense, and a fairly spectacular climax will appeal to teens asking the big questions."--ALA Booklist
"Oseman's debut could put her among the great young adult fiction authors. Solitaire is a pleasure to read; Tori's voice is incredibly relatable."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"Tori's voice makes this story into a poignant yet blackly funny and even lively emotional journey. A deeply absorbing read."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Tori s wry voice and dark humor provide a counterpoint to her descent into depression. A fascinating debut from an author to watch. --School Library Journal"
Oseman s debut could put her among the great young adult fiction authors. Solitaire is a pleasure to read; Tori s voice is incredibly relatable. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)"
From the Back Cover
My name is Victoria Spring.
Sometimes I hate people.
This is probably very bad for my mental health.
Tori has friends. She has brothers. She has parents. Sometimes she can be bothered to talk to them. Most of the time, though, she would prefer not to have to deal with other people.
Until the day she follows a trail of Post-its from her locker to a deserted computer lab, where she finds a message from a mysterious group called Solitaire. It's also where she meets Michael Holden. Irrepressibly cheerful, weird, and determined to be her friend, Michael is everything Tori normally hates.
And that's it. That's where it starts.
Soon Solitaire has launched a series of pranks across the school. For once, Tori feels connected, like someone is on her wavelength--making jokes about her favorite movies, blasting her favorite song on repeat over the intercom. Then Solitaire's pranks start to go too far, and no one else seems to be concerned. Tori doesn't like getting involved. But this time, the idea of doing nothing is even worse.
Solitaire is a novel about finding friends, finding yourself, and discovering that one person can change everything.