Loser Queen by Jodi Lynn Anderson Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (December 21, 2010). ISBN: 9781416996460.
Based on a very interesting process (plot twists were voted on by online fans with the winner being incorporated), this is the tale of how Cammy Hall went from high school obscurity to top dog ranking and then crashed and burned. It all started after being humiliated when another girl caught her trying to change her clothes and showed her in her granny pants. The next thing Cammy knew, she had someone calling themselves the White Rabbit, texting or leaving notes that help her humiliate the girl who shamed her, then expose mean kids or do nicely anonymous things to teens like her who were picked on or felt bad about themselves.
The process mystifies everyone, gains Cammy popularity, but forces her to lie and strains her relationship with her best friend, Gerdi, a Danish exchange student who liked the U.S. So much she’s hung around for all four years of high school.
The lying and eventual exposure is costly to Cammy, but allows her to figure out what’s really important. The ending is a bit bittersweet, but I enjoyed the book and read it in one evening. Teens who like mystery, high school drama and revenge or who have experienced these, will like the book.