Tease (2014) Mirroring the Phoebe Prince tragedy, Tease is about vicious teen bullying — but in a rare twist, it's told from the bully's side of the… 2014-04-29 Young Adult Balzer + Bray
Book Review

Tease (2014)

TEASE Amanda Maciel
TEASE Amanda Maciel
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 29, 2014; Writer: Amanda Maciel; Genre: Young Adult; Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Mirroring the Phoebe Prince tragedy, Tease is about vicious teen bullying — but in a rare twist, it's told from the bully's side of the story, not the victim's. After Emma's suicide, Sara won't apologize for slut-shaming and tormenting the girl while she was alive, making chilling statements like ''No one hung the rope for her.'' Through discussions with her lawyers and therapist, a complex story unfolds. Is Sara really an irredeemable criminal, as the media and her community suggest, or a deeply insecure kid herself? This intense debut thoughtfully probes the tough questions but doesn't offer easy answers. B+

Originally posted Apr 30, 2014 Published in issue #1310 May 09, 2014 Order article reprints