Series: Stand Alone
Published:March 1st 2010
Age Group:14& up
Description of the Book:
Can Kate Morgan stand up for herself–without being labeled a snitch?Kate is just as confused as her best friend, Lan, when she arrives at Cleary High to find the building’s been “tagged” with a life-size graffiti mural. Could the culprit be one of their friends or classmates? And is the kind-of-amazing creation really vandalism, or a work of art? She’s tempted to stay out of it–mostly because, as the police chief’s daughter, she’s worried about being labeled a snitch. But when the same mysterious graffiti starts appearing throughout the state, putting more pressure on the authorities to catch the vandal, her investigative instincts kick in.
Now Eli, Kate’s favorite coworker at the local coffee shop, is MIA. With Lan preoccupied with her own boy troubles, Kate needs to figure out some things on her own. Like why she can’t stop thinking about Eli. And what she will do when all the clues about the graffiti point to someone she’s close to…
- I like this story
- I kind of know who the tagger is well I think I know anyways
Overall Thoughts: This was a fun quick read about a girl who doesn’t feel like she really know herself and has to deal with the fact that she is the chief of police’s daughter. That and she is constantly being ignored for something she couldn’t control but then things change when her town starts to get the amazing pieces of art put up all around on abandoned buildings. Who could the mysterious artist be. I like this story because it’s about a girl who doesn’t know what to do with her life. This story is a coming of age story you see Kate looking at herself and the tags around her town wondering what should be down about them. Is it art or not? Should she just go along with everyone else or not> that is the big issue a lot of teenagers deal with. I think it’s a great read. I think if you have a chance to pick it up you should.
Rating: 4 out of 5