Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants—he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim’s surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out. Tim and Vanessa begin a clandestine romance, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.
Jumping between viewpoints of the love-struck Tim and Duncan, a current senior about to uncover the truth of Tim and Vanessa, The Tragedy Paper is a compelling tale of forbidden love and the lengths people will go to keep their love ~<~ 4.5/5 stars ~<~ This book was good but sometimes it could be a little confusing. Also I felt the ending was rushed and there were some loose ends. I think Tim and Vanessa are more developed as characters than Duncan but I think that’s because you learn and experience more of Tim’s lessons than Duncan’s. Since most of the story is told in a flash back I was weary but it turned out really good. Elizabeth Laban wrote remarkably well and had some ideas that really sick of to me. Tragedy is a main part of this book and it really made me think, what is a tragedy? Overall this book had a good storyline and the character development was amazing. I recommend this book to teens who like good romance, life lessons with some action.
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