I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Identity Crisis
on December 4, 2015 Pages:
240 Format: Hardcover Source:
Who does she think she is?
Annalise’s audacious freshman-year hookup with Cooper Franklin has a trio of friends thirsting for revenge. So they catfish Annalise by creating the perfect virtual guy, with Noelle playing along reluctantly only because her lifelong crush, Cooper, is in love with Annalise. As Annalise falls for it, even scoring tickets to the concert of the year for her and her mythical new guy, Noelle feels more and more guilty. Then, the whole thing blows up. Annalise must face her betrayers and decide whether or not she can ever forgive.
Identity Crisis follows two characters: Annalise and Noelle. Annalise has gone through a pretty scandalous past, though only she knows what actually went down. Rumors can ruin lives. Noelle is best friends with the girl whose boyfriend was also involved in the scandal. She also has a huge crush on Cooper, the guy who has been eying Annalise quite a lot lately. That’s why her best friend, Eva, comes up with the idea to catfish Annalise and make her fall for someone who isn’t real in order to get Cooper away from her.
One thing I really loved about this book was the dual perspectives. I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for those! It’s really cool to not get into only one character’s head, but two. Especially two who are somewhat enemies, in a way.
Though Noelle started out as a character that I couldn’t stand, I began to like her towards the end. She really grew as a character and began to realize what she should and shouldn’t do in life, and that was respectable. I also like how she began to stand up for herself and not care what others thought about her.
I felt so bad for Annalise though just about the whole story. People didn’t really listen to her because she wasn’t “popular” so she couldn’t exactly tell people what really happened when it came to the scandal. If I was in her position, I don’t know how I’d even show up at school. However, she did have a friend that helped her through it all, and sometimes that’s really all you need.
Identity Crisis was the perfect story of what it’s like to be on either side of the bully spectrum, and I honestly couldn’t put it down. It was very honest and had a strong message shining throughout. I’m very excited to read more by Schorr in the future.