The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
3.2 Llamas


So this book was sort-of interesting… It had great characters and all, I just wish there was more adventure.

There wasn’t anything bad about it per-say… kid going to college, falling in love… pretty normal I guess. (I’m not really into that, but maybe you are) There was nothing that made me stop and say “Oh, that should not be there!”, so in the long-run… pretty good book. It is college, sooooo… mostly kids being stupid (if you are in college I am not saying you are stupid, just… books about kids in college are).

Over all, I liked the book. If you enjoy all the lovey-dovey stuff then you might like this book. I didn’t… but that’s just Kelsey for ya.


  • Sort-of interesting


  • Its about college (and kids in college can be dump at times… so ya know)

It follows the story of Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants—he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim’s surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out. Tim and Vanessa begin a clandestine romance, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.

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