The subject could have been pushed off to the side, as if it really doesn't exist, and the main theme heralded as stay with what you are good at, especially since it is written for YA/teens.
It could have become a very dark and "scary" to believe that the "bad girls" of high school could happen to anyone.
What did happen, and again I applaud the author, Johannah Davies (J.D.) Spero for how well she handled it. She was able to show how you can break free of peer pressure and "survive".
Especially when you know in your heart this isn't what you want to do or what you should do.
She didn't sugar coat the problem, but did highlight that everyone has their own talents that should be pursued and encouraged, without the excluding of everything else in life.
In high school, we have a lot of things to learn. Including what we are good at and what we want to do for more than a year. It is a time to be making friends who may not be as talented in some areas, but it helps make life interesting.
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