Heartshire High

Heartshire High

by Charlotte Leonetti

Heartshire High takes the reader through Celia’s move to a new town in her senior year, living with a less than caring dad, dealing a new school and having to make new friends. While Celia is focused on just surviving her last school year, and counting down the days until graduation, Bunni befriends her and leads her into the woods, and into a world of drugs, parties, and death.

Once Celia discovers the mysterious death of Tim, she can’t help but dig into what happened. While the whole town tries to ignore what happened, Celia starts to ask questions which lead to her having even more questions. What really happened to Tim? Was it murder? Is somebody not telling the truth? Or is she prying into something she shouldn’t be?

BookDragon says: An Alice In Wonderland themed high-school drama. High school is tough to navigate, and sometimes it can feel pretty surreal. When you’re a new girl in a small town, things can get even wierder. This wasn’t a true fantasy read, per se, but we enjoyed it. Sometimes the narrative was bit tough to follow, but overall it was well done, addressing tough issues like drugs and teen pregnancy with an authentic teen voice.

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  • Authentic teen voice
  • Real-world problems
  • Alice In Wonderland theme
  • Believable world


  • Hard to follow sometimes