Top positive review
on 6 August 2012
"Social Suicide" is a fast moving book set in an American High School. The scene is set where a couple of students have been suspended for cheating in exams. Hartley Featherstone, the main character of the book, works on the Herbert Hoover High Homepage which is an e-newspaper within the school.
Hartley arranges to interview one of the girls who has been suspended, but when she gets to the house, Hartley discovers that there will be no interview because Sydney, the student in question, is dead in the home swimming pool!
Everyone seems to think that Sydney has committed suicide because of being disgraced, however Hartley disagrees with this theory and sets out to prove it. Along with other school friends, Hartley works hard, ducking and diving to get answers and to find the perpetrator, and she even narrowly misses death herself.
The book is a real page-turner, one you will not want to put down. It is written for early teens upwards, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and I certainly am no teen!!
It is a safe book, there is no swearing, lewdness, drug taking etc, just the pure teen dialogue and escapades of these young amateur detectives.
It would make a good TV mini-series.