Dear Cassie - Lisa Burstein

I thoroughly enjoyed Dear Cassie, the companion novel to Pretty Amy. The story is told through Cassie's reflection journal, her inner most fears and self hatred. It's in between the young and new adult genres, as Cassie subtly self harms, commonly uses F*@K in most of her sentences (not uncommon for most teens) and it deals also with darker issues that can be confronting. The growing friendship between Cassie and Ben is surprisingly gentle and sweet.