Headgames by Casey Lever
You Don't Know Me!
They were told the game could bring freedom. They were warned the game could be cruel, that it dose damage. But what they were not sure of was what the game was.
For years Steven had followed Avery around school, love sick and stupid he refused to be deterred, even when Avery came right out and told him she hated him. After all this time he thought he knew her... It was the game that finally brought them together, just not in the way Steven had hoped.
When Tala perceived a threat to his friend, he automatically stepped in and joined the game, unaware of the consequences it would have for himself. The game was also to change Jude, a troubled girl dragged into the game by her half-brother Connor, who started the game with one purpose in mind.
They all had their own reasons for wanting to play the game, they all wanted something different from the game, but the game doesn't work that way, and what they would get was not what they expected. When you play with the truth, you risk pain. But is anyone ever ready to hear brutal honesty.
When a criminal, a princes, a jock, a punk chick, and a geek come together to play an innocent child's game, no one would be left unscathed. Headgames is the modern equivalent to the movie "The Breakfast Club", where everyone learns there is more to others then what is seen at face value.
Price (AU): $18.95
Recommended age: 14-17
In a word: Truth
Re-read it: possibly
Star rating: two out of five