Author- Stacey Trombley
Publisher- Entangled Teen
The best place to hide is in a lie…
I could never fit in to the life my parents demanded. By the time I was thirteen, it was too much. I ran away to New York City…and found a nightmare that lasted three years. A nightmare that began and ended with a pimp named Luis. Now I am Dirty Anna. Broken, like everything inside me has gone bad.
Except that for the first time, I have a chance to start over. Not just with my parents but at school. Still, the rumors follow me everywhere. Down the hall. In classes. And the only hope I can see is in the wide, brightly lit smile of Jackson, the boy next door. So I lie to him. I lie to protect him from my past. I lie so that I don’t have to be The Girl Who Went Bad.
The only problem is that someone in my school knows about New York.
Someone knows who I really am.
And it’s just a matter of time before the real Anna is exposed…
The cover of this book intrigued me and then the blurb drew me in! I must say I was not disappointed.
Stacey took a huge chance writing a book like she did and she was able to do it with a lot of taste. There was never a moment where I thought, “I can’t believe she wrote that”. It was nice to read a YA book with a plot that I haven’t seen before
The characters were so likable as well! I was rooting for Anna the whole time; I wanted her to find her place and just to be happy. I am a huge fan in seeing character development in a book and there was just so much in this one, not only in Anna, but in her mother and friends as well. Jackson was great and I loved his friendship with Anna and how they helped each other.
I will also admit that Anna’s senior project made me a bit teary!
This was such a great debut novel by Stacey and I cannot wait to read more from her!