Title: Hell School: Fresh Meat (Hell School Series Book 1)
Author: Heidi Angell
High school is hard, especially when you’re a freshman in a new town, surrounded by people you don’t understand and who don’t understand you. Sam was overwhelmed just trying to fit in. Then she is singled out with the first letter.
While some girls envy the “romantics” of this unknown admirer, Sam can tell something isn’t right. Sam wanted to just blend in, but someone’s eye is fixated on her. As the letters and bad poetry continue, so does the nagging in Sam’s stomach telling her this is not normal.
When things escalate from strange to creepy, Sam’s world becomes a nightmare. Twisted admiration is stalking her around every corner in the high school from hell….
Hell School: Fresh Meat tells the story of Sam, a freshman at a new school who has a secret admirer…except it’s anything but romantic. Starting off with creepy notes and slowly sliding into an uncomfortable confrontation, Sam’s admirer is nothing short of a stalker.
I felt the characters in this book were very well-fleshed out but it bothered me the way that Sam’s friends didn’t seem to care that the notes upset her. While she did have some support, in the form of Wes (one of her friend’s brother), it made the story seem more real and unsettling to show how isolated a person going through this kind of situation can feel. I can’t wait to see what else Sam has in store for her in the next installment of the series.