The Most Dangerous Place on Earth - Lindsey Lee Johnson | Book Review

Book Details:
Pages: 288
Format: Hardback
Publication: Random House

Release Date: January 10, 2017
How I got the copy: Purchased
Rating: 4/5 

A captivating debut novel for readers of Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You and Curtis Sittenfeld's PrepThe Most Dangerous Place on Earth unleashes an unforgettable cast of characters into a realm known for its cruelty and peril: the American high school.

In an idyllic community of wealthy California families, new teacher Molly Nicoll becomes intrigued by the hidden lives of her privileged students. Unknown to Molly, a middle school tragedy in which they were all complicit continues to reverberate for her kids: Nick, the brilliant scam artist; Emma, the gifted dancer and party girl; Dave, the B student who strives to meet his parents' expectations; Calista, the hippie outcast who hides her intelligence for reasons of her own. Theirs is a world in which every action may become public: postable, shareable, indelible. With the rare talent that transforms teenage dramas into compelling and urgent fiction, Lindsey Lee Johnson makes vivid a modern adolescence lived in the gleam of the virtual, but rich with the sorrow, passion, and beauty of life in any time, and at any age.

I really enjoyed this book! I love reading books with multiple perspectives and in this book, there are quite a few characters. The Most Dangerous Place on Earth takes place in a high school in the California area and "the most dangerous place on earth" is high school.

We get to know multiple characters and their side of the story after an incident that results in a student fatality at the end of middle school from bullying and cyber-bullying. The story plunges into high school following the same wealthy characters and a young teacher. We see how the incident has affected (or hasn't affected) each character and how they've decided to deal with it. We get to understand the characters struggles, growth and development from the incident that'll follow the group of students for the rest of their lives.

This book handles bullying and cyber-bullying and I always love a good book that handles these topics. I believe it's a topic that everyone can relate to personally in one way or another.

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth is beautifully written and has so many layers written in multiple perspectives.


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