Monday, September 21, 2015
Gone Too Far, by Natalie D. Richards
Borrowing a page quite liberally from Heathers, but without the black comedy, we have a classic story of revenge blown out of control. Piper is a believable young woman whose passion for justice slips into vengeance, without regard for the consequences. The fact that her adolescent mind then grossly overestimates her own importance is plausible and tragic. Thankfully, the adults provide a similarly plausible reality check. These are not terribly nice people, but they know their faults and the story has a very satisfying conclusion with a good last minute punch to the gut.