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Publisher Description

If you gulped through reading or streaming 13 Reasons Why, Tease is the book for you.

Provocative, unforgettable, and inspired by real-life incidents, Amanda Maciel's highly acclaimed debut novel Tease is the story of a teenage girl who faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide. With its powerful narrative, unconventional point of view, and strong anti-bullying theme, this coming-of-age story offers smart, insightful, and nuanced views on high school society, toxic friendships, and family relationships.

Emma Putnam is dead, and it's all Sara Wharton's fault. At least, that's what everyone seems to think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, has been criminally charged for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma's shocking suicide. Now Sara is the one who's ostracized, already guilty according to her peers, the community, and the media. In the summer before her senior year, in between meetings with lawyers and a court-recommended therapist, Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment—and ultimately consider her own role in an undeniable tragedy.

And she'll have to find a way to move forward, even when it feels like her own life is over.

Kids & Young Adults
Julia Whelan
hr min
April 29
Balzer + Bray

Customer Reviews

Tina Lee ,

wow... amazing narrative, great reader

I loved this book. The narrator was exceptional.
This is a story about bullying from the point of view of the bully. Right away you know that a girl is dead. The story goes back and forth between before and after the girl died. It was interesting to hear the resolution of who was really at fault.
I bought a hard copy of this just to loan out to a few friends to do a book discussion. Everyone loved it.