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Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.
You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.
Do you have what it takes?
It’s time to find out.
Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.
All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.
Let the games begin.
"A thoughtful, sensitively drawn examination of bullying, revenge, and personal responsibility." KIRKUS Reviews
5 stars: "The Society is a wonderful, trying to find yourself, coming of age story." - Lynndell Watson, Hugs N Kisses for Books
5 stars: "The author quickly ensnares you in the story line which is well written and fast paced and the characters are life like." - Laura Hernandez, Voluptuous Book Diva
"[A]s a young adult, The Society would have hit all of my favorite notes: thrilling pacing, mild romantic triangle to keep my turning the pages, and friendship troubles. " - Erica Chilson, Wicked Reads
I believe this book addresses some tough issues facing some teens/young adults today. If someone has a child who has been touched by bullying in anyway -victim, perpetrator, or witness, then I think this would be a good talefor them to share. I enjoyed Andrefski's writing and will be keeping an eye open for future works." - Barb, Boxer Mommy Reads
"Suspenseful and catty - loved it." - Tina Avon, Bookshipper
I couldn't be more happier that I was afforded the opportunity to read an eARC of The Society as this was not only a wonderful read but this book also touched on the very real issue of bullying.
Sam had always lead a happy life full of friends and a loving family until her father was sent to priso... ...more
Actually to be completely honest, this isn't quite what I expected.
Though I am not quite sure what I expected... It's not like the blurb is inaccurate.
In fact after starting this I went and reread the blurb, and I reread it again after I finished. So I wouldn't be able to tell you why I expecte... ...more
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads
Young Adult Age-range: 12+ includes kissing & bullying.
As an adult reading The Society, I'd give it 4 solid stars. Thinking back to my reading tastes as a young adult, The Society would have hit all of my favorite no... ...more
*Received ARC from NetGalley*
The Why: Ex-bestfriend who bullies her and seeks revenge. But how far would you go to seek revenge on a girl who's ruined your life?
Samantha (or Sam) has been through a lot especially since she's been pegged the convict's daughter. Ever since her father we... ...more
The Society is a book about a Sam, a girl who has been bullied ever since her father was arrested for insider trading. Her former best friend has become the queen of the school and is terrorizing her. In an effort to get payback and put Jessica in her place, Sam hijacks the school's secret societ... ...more
Received in exchange for a honest review.
The Society reminds me of the movie the skulls in many ways except it is ya and not adult. We have the secret society that shuns others and has everyone wanting in. A society that gives you the ticket to your future but is also cruel and gets away with alo... ...more
*3.5 Rounded Up
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This story surprised me with just how hard it hit home. I could really relate to Samantha (sharing her name likely didn't hurt). I've experienced bullying, in jr. high, though nothing quite on the level in the book. But it was also during a tim... ...more
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Thank you to Entangled Teen for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for review!
The Society both met and defied my expectations. What I expected was a revenge story and while it was certainly that, it was so much more. It touched... ...more
The Society is one of those books where you realize how evil humans beings can really be, even outside the context of a horror novel. Sam Evans' father is sentenced to prison for insider-trading the summer before she starts high school. Her best friend, Jessica, plays a huge role in the whole dis... ...more
I really liked this book. It dealt with a girl named Sam who was bullied by Jessica who used to be her best friend but then treated her terribly for three years after Sam's dad went to prison. Sam decides to get back at Jessica by using their school's secret society. She pretends to tap three oth... ...more
At thirteen Samantha Evans father was sent to prison and Sam has been living with the backlash of it ever since. Her then best friend Jessica's parents split up after everything that happened with Sam's father due to him having an affair with Jessica's mother so Jessica has blamed Sam ever since... ...more
It isn't often that a book which seems to be your average young adult fare turns out to be so much more than that. After reading The Society, I had to take a few minutes to catch my breath and really come to terms with how I felt about what I'd just read. It wasn't an experience to be taken light... ...more
A quick read about the damage that holding grudges and seeking revenge can do to yourself and others.
Sam wasn't always a sympathetic character--there were times that I did feel very badly for her, with her horrible family situation and the extreme bullying she has to endure at school from her ex-... ...more
In this one two wrongs don't make a right and well one girl going for revenge after this other girl named Jessica pretty made her life a living hell also doesnt make a right. But when your world is fall apart and every day is another kind of hell I totally understand why Sam is doing what she is... ...more
This story was a little slow for my liking but I stuck with it and am glad that I did. The main character, Sam did get on my nerves a little with taking her revenge to the extreme's but I could understand how she was eager to make her plans of revenge perfect after 3 years of having to deal with... ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen Publishing for the advanced reading copy of The Society by Jodie Andrefski! The Society is a wonderful, trying to find yourself, coming of age story. Jeremy is a great and loyal friend to Samantha (Sam). Sam needs the type of stability that Jeremy's friendsh... ...more
I received this book for free from YA Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Who doesn't at one point or another want revenge at someone they went to school with? Well this book, is just that expect they are at a privat... ...more
I highly recommend The Society to teens of all ages. It covers important topics like bullying and harassment; difficult dating situations; terrible behavior which disappoints friends; and family betrayals. Samantha is a victim of bullying from almost all of her classmates at her exclusive prep sc... ...more
The Society is so good that I couldn't put it down. It shows how revenge can potentially ruin everything. Sam has endured three years of torture from her former best friend, Jessica. Her dad is in jail and her mom abandoned her on top of all that. To say Jessica had it coming is a huge understate... ...more
Once I got into this story, I couldn't put it down and read 90% if it in one day. I usually have a hard time with revenge stories, but this one was easier for me to swallow — almost completely whole — because it wasn't one or two things that Sam had to endure from Jessica, her one-time best frien... ...more
I loved the plot of this story and the lessons learned along the way. It gives readers like us the strength to stay strong and always remember to do the right thing. It also sheds a light on the problem of bullying as well as the reality of anxiety and depression. There is always help.
The only t... ...more
The Society by Jodie Andrefski...This was a good read, the author does a great job with the characters...very believable. Sam is being bullied by Jessica, Sam does get annoying at times, but does deserve it. If you are looking for a good YA book to read them this is it. I received a complimentary... ...more
And so it begins... a book loaded with drama. A quick page turner and several times of disbelief that things happen like this. Easy to follow and well written, this book will have you wanting more. As I don't do spoilers.. You'll have to see for yourself just what really happens b... ...more
This reads a bit like younger YA in the voice, despite the darker elements. That in mind, I rather liked this. Sam is really easy to relate to, and some of her choices reminded me of some of the stupid things I did as a teen.
(No, I'm not telling you those stories... They're novel fodder too.) ...more