Review- Weightless by: Sarah Bannan

When 15-year-old Carolyn moves from New Jersey to Alabama with her mother, she rattles the status quo of the junior class at Adams High School. A good student and natural athlete, she’s immediately welcomed by the school’s cliques. She’s even nominated to the homecoming court and begins dating a senior, Shane, whose on again/off again girlfriend Brooke becomes Carolyn’s bitter romantic rival. When a video of Carolyn and Shane making out is sent to everyone, Carolyn goes from golden girl to slut, as Brooke and her best friend Gemma try to restore their popularity. Gossip and bullying hound Carolyn, who becomes increasingly private and isolated. When Shane and Brooke—now back together—confront Carolyn in the student parking lot, injuring her, it’s the last attack she can take.

Sarah Bannan’s deft use of the first person plural gives Weightless an emotional intensity and remarkable power that will send you flying through the pages and leave you reeling.

4.5 star rating; At first I kept telling my self that it would get better and it really did. This book made me feel so many different emotions all at once, most of them were not good, but they were strongly present as i went through the story. The writing was probaly one of the greatest parts, I’ve read in the first and third person, but never had I ever read in plural, like ‘we’. That made the book amazing. I honestly recommend everyone to read this book, it has a great lesson to all; Teens ad Adults. Bullying is not a joke, it doesnt matter if its throught a computer, anonymously, or with agression and words. Eveyone has feelings and you shouldnt judge anyone until you have walked in their shoes. This book will teach those people who think it’s okay to do this, and to those who dont even realise they’re doing it, and that it’s not only a game. This book might make you fell a bit uncomfortable, but at the end it will also make you a better person.


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