Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Diamonds by Ted Michael

At Bennington High School, the Diamonds rule. The Diamonds are the most popular girls at Bennington. They're the ones that guys want to date and who girls want to be. Being a Diamond is the best thing Marni Valentine could ask for. She's best friends with the ring leader, Clarissa. Life seems perfect, until Marni gets too close to Clarissa's ex-boyfriend, Anderson. Big mistake. Now Marni has gone from Diamond to a lower class loser. Even worse, the Diamonds are the new mock trial team and they're delivering their so called justice to anyone in their path. There seems that nothing can be done about the Diamonds. Marni has some dirty secrets about the Diamonds, though, and she's not going down without a fight. After all, the one way to break a diamond is another diamond.
The Diamonds by Ted Michael is not only outrageously funny, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat, wanting more and more. The Diamonds has believable characters. This book shows that sometimes friends aren't always what they seem and sometimes aren't always truthful. The Diamonds teaches you that even if you're an outcast, you can stand up for what you believe in and triumph over all. I recommend this book to all young adult readers.
Reviewer Age:12
Reviewer City, State and Country: Fairborn, Ohio United States