How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao

Gr. 9-12 Sinclair Prep on New York City’s Upper West Side is home to the brainiest students from the area’s richest, most powerful families. Junior Jamie Ruan ranks number one until her father is caught embezzling from his Fortune 500 company. One by one, her four best friends—Akil Patel, Krystal Choi, Alexander Lin, and Nancy Luo—step away from her. When Jamie is found dead, the four are implicated in a series of posts by “The Proctor” on Tip Tap, a social media platform. Each has dark personal secrets, including a freshman-year incident that, if revealed, would carry dire consequences and expulsion for all. [Read the full review here]