Someone I Wanted to Be
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: September 2016
Duration: 7 hours 55 minutes
High school can be hell, and no one knows that better than Leah Lobermeir. Leah dreams of becoming a doctor, but it's hard to stay focused on getting good grades when boys make oinking sounds at her in the hallway, her mother spends most nights on the couch with a bottle of wine, and her skinny and popular "friends," Kristy and Corinne, seem to leave Leah out of their plans as often as they include her.
One night after the three girls persuade a handsome man to buy them beer at a gas station, Leah secretly takes the matchbook with his phone number on it and calls him, pretending to be Kristy. They develop a relationship over the phone, texting and talking for hours on end.
Leah knows it's wrong, but the attention is addictive-for a while. But when things become too intense, Leah realizes that she must own up to the lie she created before she puts Kristy-and herself-in danger.