The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub
Harper Collins, 2016. ISBN 9780732296858
(Ages: 14+) Recommended. Five teenagers, five different lives and one final year. The Loner, the School Captain, the Popular Girl, the Newcomer and the MP's Daughter. Thrust together against their will they need to work together to become their yearbook committee. Can each student get past their problems and be able to work together and make the year their own.
Each character deals with their own issues making the whole book cover a wide range of different real life issues, from depression, diversity, bullying and friendship. I absolutely loved that a group of different people, with very different upbringings, were thrust together and made to work together despite their differences. Ayoub shows the pressure and emotions that young people experience while growing up and they deal or cope with it all. Even with the heavy themes Ayoub managed to still keep the writing light and enjoyable.
The Yearbook Committee is one crazy emotional ride, I got so wrapped up in the story and ended finishing it quickly. I just loved how easy it was to transition between the five characters; it was flawless reading each different character.