The exact opposite of okay
By Laura Steven
Izzy is a high school girl trying to survive in a school where everyone looks down at her. Her parents died in a car accident when she was young, and Izzy is being raised by her grandmother who is poor. Izzy has a great group of friends and is heavily involved in the school theatre program. She wrote a screenplay which a teacher kindly submitted to a prestigious contest for her because Izzy didn’t have the 50 dollar entrance fee. Winning would be a dream come true.
Unfortunately for Izzy, things start going very badly for her when she makes some poor decisions at a party after drinking too much. Someone takes pictures of her and a boy and starts a website about what a slut she is. Everyone sees it and the comments the kids make are so cruel. Izzy doesn’t know how she will go on and show her face at school. She is on a mission to find out who took the picture and why they would start this hateful website.
As the book progresses we see how her actions affect her in every way. Will her friends stick with her when so many are against her and will the website cause her to lose her chance at winning the writing contest?
I like the way the book is organized because its like a diary with dates and times. Believe it or not , they whole book only covers one month but so much happens in that one month.
I think the book is appropriate for teens, but not younger because it has a lot of sexual content. I really liked the book because it shows how one bad choice can really affect your whole life.