Published by Merit Press on January 18th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
When curvaceous Annalise Bradley’s scandalous freshman year hookup sparks the anger of her female classmates, three of them decide to get her back by "catfishing" her, creating a fake online profile of the perfect boy to toy with her affections.
Against her better nature, introverted Noelle Spiers, goes along with her friends’ plan, hoping to distract Annalise from dreamy Cooper Franklin, her lifelong crush who has fallen for Annalise instead.
As Annalise discovers she is being played and seeks revenge, Noelle increasingly regrets her role in the cruel hoax and tries to salvage their relationship.
Told in alternative perspectives, IDENTITY CRISIS covers romance, betrayal, and timeless friendship in the age of modern technology.
I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I definitely enjoyed this book, given the fact that it was fast-paced. It was written in two different point of view – Annalise and Noelle. This makes the story much more interesting as we get to see two different perspectives in which one of them is the bully, and the other is the victim.
Noelle was my favorite character by far, despite being the “bad” one in the book because I loved seeing her character develop, as she tried to battle between doing what she assumed was right, and doing what really is right. I actually had a love-hate relationship with her character, because I do admit that there were times when her actions made me wanna pull my hair out.
Annalise was basically the victim in this book, and I feel that her character gave a refreshing meaning to this book. It’s like, she does want to get revenge, but at the same time, she doesn’t want to stoop as low as her bullies. And I cheered for her, every time she stood up for herself, because for some weird reasons, main characters tend to not stand up for themselves.
Basically the whole story touches on the topic of cyber bully and self-identity, and I honestly think that this was one of the best 2016 books that I’ve read so far.