Corliss is a high school student that learned early on in life that she was considered a genius and way ahead of her peers and most adults intelligently. This however causes problems with the other students at her school with their constant teasing and tormenting.
When Corliss is cornered and offered drugs by a group of girls at her school she refuses listing off the side effects and possible outcomes of unknown drugs. This of course leads the girls to more teasing and eventually they find a way to spike Corliss’s punch with the drugs landing her in the hospital and changing her look on life.
Corliss is the first book of the Girls of Spindrift series by V.C. Andrews. The series is a set of novellas that are prequels to the book Bittersweet Dreams which has already been published. I have not yet read Bittersweet Dreams myself but I don’t believe it would necessary to have done so to understand this novella, it seems to be mainly some character building for what would be coming in Bittersweet Dreams.
The story of Corliss was an OK one but with this one being novella length I think it suffered a bit with things not being expanded on more. I understood what the author was trying to go for with building up Corliss character with what happened to her but it all seemed so rushed that some actions become a bit questionable and perhaps not very realistic. It did however make me curious to read Bittersweet Dreams to see whatever happens to Corliss in her future.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.