Recommend Me is a weekly event in which participants will pick one of their all time favorite reads to share. This could be a book that your read yesterday or years ago. This meme or feature is hosted by Kate at The Neverending Shelf.
Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter
A fiercely individualist Goth girl wakes up to discover that the whole world has gone Goth and she's actually -- gag -- popular. Jade Leigh is a nonconformist who values individuality above all else. She has a small group of like-minded Goth friends who wear black, dabble in the dark arts, and thrive outside the norm. They're considered the "freaks" of their high school. But when Jade's smart mouth lands her in trouble -- again -- her principal decides to teach her a lesson she'll never forget. Taken to a remote location where she is strapped down and sedated, Jade wakes up in an alternate universe where she rules the school. But her best friends won't talk to her, and the people she used to hate are all Goth. Only Clarik, the mysterious new boy in town, operates outside all the cliques. And only Mercedes, the Barbie clone Jade loathes, believes that Jade's stuck in a virtual reality game -- because she's stuck there, too, now living the life of a "freak." Together, they realize they might never get back to reality...and that even if they do, things might never be the same.
So this book was my favorite book during Middle School. It involved everything at the time that was happening to me, and romance too, so it was just appealing. (Okay so I went through a goth phase too when I was in middle school, so shoot me.) But Jade was a really inspiring character and I would love to meet her if she was real. And well Clarik (such a great name) is amazing, he's like the real life Clark Kent in this book. Well you get the gist. Just go out and buy this book because I've love this book for awhile now and if you like the stuff I like then you'll love it. If you like sci-fi (I don't know how to explain it but it's not really horror like Amazon classifies it) then you'll love this book. This is actually the only book I've read by Gena Showalter, but I've heard good things about her other books too, so I'm going to have to buy them sooner or later.