New York : Viking, 2000.
Caitlin was younger, her mother used to tuck her and her sister into bed
every night, promising to "See you in Dreamland" before shutting the door
quietly behind her. Now, Dreamland is where the sixteen-year-old
is trying to live, practically invisible in a place where no one even notices
her. When her almost perfect sister runs away to New York City instead
of entering Yale University, Caitlin wants a life of her own choosing,
instead of one where she always compares herself to her stellar sister
Cassandra. The handsome, mysterious, and brooding Rogerson seemed
to be her opportunity to create an identity of her own choosing.
Here she won't have to measure up to the cheerleading squad's tiresome
demands. Here she won't have to be transformed into her mother's
"project" to replace the beloved Cassandra. Here she won't have to
struggle to fit in to the popular crowd at her school, something her best
friend Rina has no trouble doing. The problem is that Rogerson has
problems of his own, the kind of problems that soon become Caitlin's, too.
This devastating journey into the heart and mind of a teenager who can't
seem to ask for the help she needs will keep you the edge of your seat
wondering if Caitlin will be able to save herself before it's too late.
(Alexandra Provence, LMT, Springstowne Middle School, Vallejo, CA email@example.com
Dating violence -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Runaways -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
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