Author: Nick McDonell
Review: After his mother dies of breast cancer, clean cut Mike (who doesn't drink or smoke) defers college for a year to become White Mike, the drug dealer of choice for boarding school teens with too much time and money on their hands. 'Twelve' follows White Mike as he searches for his missing cousin as well as upper east side teens who prepare for a big New Years Eve party that has tragic consequences.
An interesting narrative almost makes up for the thin plot and complete lack of character development. However, if you are looking for something quick to read on an airplane and need a break from chick-lit, this is an easy read.
Book Junkie's Grade: B-