The Diamonds by Ted Michael

Review by Tandra M., from East Palo Alto, CA

I have read The Diamonds by Ted Michael, a realistic fiction book. I rate this book a 3.5 out of 4, with 4 being the best, and I recommend this book for girls in 8th grade or high school because I think they could easily relate to the characters and understand their struggles. In this book a high school senior named Marni Valentine is at the top of the social pyramid because she's best friends with the most popular girls in school: The Diamonds. There are four Diamonds; Marni, Priya, Lili, and the head Diamond, Clarissa. They rule the school and when Marni is caught in a closet at a party with Clarissa's ex it's all over. She is dropped from the social status at Bennington. Now her new group of friends who have also been dropped form a group and plan to exploit the Diamonds and their evil ways. You will have to read the book to find out how the story ends! I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a fun book to read.

Posted on 2009-12-20