To start, the main character is Addy, a teenage cheerleader. Most of the story is about her, the girls on the squad and their new coach. I actually thought that the story was going to be based on the real life murder of a cheerleader recently in Texas, but believe me when I say, this book is nothing remotely similar to that.
I have a new set of standards that I am using to evaluate books -
~ if a book is so terrible that I can't even finish it, one star.
~ if a book has a minimum of correct sentence structure and consistent voice - two stars.
~ if the book has characters that I can relate to - three stars. I'm the type of person that needs someone to root for, a good guy, if you will.
~ for four stars a book must have all of that and an engrossing/ original plot. It's a book that makes you want to read it.
~ in order to earn five stars, the book must make me FEEL something and have a story that is timeless - some lesson or message.
Based on those criteria, this book is two stars. I managed to finish it, but barely. I was really disappointed in this one.