by Anna Davies
Expected Publication: April 30th, 2013
Hayley is going to have the best year ever. After years of careful planning, she's ready to serve as student council president AND editor-in-chief of the newspaper. Ivy League, here she comes!
However, just before student council elections, someone creates a fake facebook profile for Hayley and starts posting inappropriate photos and incriminating updates. It must be the work of a highly skilled Photoshopper, but the attention to detail is scary. The embarrassing photos of "Hayley" in her bathing suit reveal a birthmark on her back--a birth mark Hayley has never shown in public. . . .
The situation escalates until Hayley's mother reveals some shocking information. Hayley isn't an only child: She has a twin sister who was adopted by a different family. And that's not all. Soon, Hayley discovers that her long-lost sister isn't just playing a prank--she's plotting to take over Hayley's life . . . by any means necessary.
So, I must say first off, that that description up there isn't right but it's the only one I can find. Hayley isn't running for student council, she is running for this full ride scholarship to college. I'm not sure where the student council part came from.
Hayley doesn't have many friends. She focuses largely on schoolwork and it repeatedly described by people in the book as intimidating. Her one guy friend, Adam, is also running for the same scholarship so they have this love hate relationship, but I liked their relationship. Hayley discovers this facebook page that shows provocative pictures, and other types of pictures you wouldn't want a college to see if you were running for some big scholarship. Hayley eventually figures out the biggest secret: she is actually a twin.
I loved the premise of an evil twin trying to take away the spotlight from her sister. There is a lot of action and suspense woven throughout the book. It always had me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't wait to see what happened next.
I love what happened at the end. I actually began to rethink that Hayley had a twin sister, and you'll see why if you read this.
Hayley is a pretty likable character. You definitely get the sensation that she is intense. But as the story progresses, she sort of unwinds, but not willingly. Adam is great too. He's a really nice guy and Hayley really doesn't give him enough credit.
Identity Theft is great if you want a story that keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. I would definitely check this out!