Controlled (The Alternative)
Patrick Jones
Rachel's junior year is going to be perfect—she's taking AP classes, is first-chair viola, and is busy planning her college visits. Then Misty, Rachel's wild and unpredictable cousin, lands on her parents' doorstep and turns Rachel's orderly world upside-down. Rachel's family hopes enrolling Misty in Rondo Alternative High School will help with her behavior issues, but her rough past and reckless choices make her a force to be reckoned with. As Rachel gets pulled deeper into Misty's dark secrets, she'll have to figure out if can she transform the uncontrollable Misty—or will it be Misty who transforms her?

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • For Reluctant Readers

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
Profile Picture

Rachel had her life all planned out then her world came tumbling down with four words, “we need to talk”. Her aunt who was addicted to drugs and had only seen Rachel a couple times had died. leaving her teenage daughter, Misty, needing a home, something Rachel’s parents were happy to give her. But Misty is a rowdy teen who gets in trouble daily. Believing that Rachel can tame Misty, they force the girls to hang out. Rachel, who has never broken a rule, starts becoming more like Misty each day. Who will really change: Rachel or Misty?

To add your comments, login above or request a LitPick membership.

Bestselling Books at


Grammerly Writing Support on LitPick Book Reviews