The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate. The main character Natalie Hargrove is running for Palmetto High School Princess and her boyfriend Mike is running for prince. Natalie's mother Dotty is a single mother but is falling in love with rich Richard Duke, who's daughter Darla goes to school with Natalie. Natalie's father has been in jail for a while and he was abusive to her. Natalie used to live on the poor part of town in a trailer, after her father went to jail her mother moved them to the nice part of town, where Natalie had an ambition to start over. The only thing standing in the way of Natalie's boyfriend Mike's chance of being prince is Justin Balmer. Justin Balmer and Natalie have a history that nobody knows about. Suddenly after a party Justin is found dead at the local church and Natalie's father is out of jail? I recommend that anyone over 13 read this book because there is some strong romance and talk in this book. This book was excellent and i definitely recommend you read it!
~Alexis, Teen Book Reviewer