History Literature / Aimee

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''Aimee'' is a novel by Mary Beth Miller. Aimee commits suicide, and her friend, [[spoiler: [[NamelessNarrative Zoe]]]], blames herself for helping her do it. So do Aimee's parents and the police, and eventually Aimee's other friends. The story follows her after she is acquitted and moves away from where she used to live and starts over at another school, while doing court-required therapy. Slowly, what led up to Aimee's suicide is revealed and she comes to terms with the fact that didn't kill Aimee, but that she could have been a better friend.
!!Tropes used:
* AdultsAreUseless- Almost all of the adults are useless and annoying, at least in the narrator's eyes. For example, her mother is an emotionless {{Workaholic}} who only cares about appearances, her therapist Marge is too self righteous to help Hope, and so on.
* AmoralAttorney- The protagonist's mom.
* CinderellaCircumstances- Aimee's stepmother. See [[spoiler: RapeAsBackstory]] below.
* CityWithNoName- Intentionally on the narrator's part, since the book is her journal. She does not want to reveal where her friends live.
* ConvenientMiscarriage- The protagonist's baby. [[InvokedTrope Invoked]], though, since she did all the things would make this likely. Also, she's never 100% sure.
* DeadpanSnarker- Aimee, and later the narrator.
* DrivenToSuicide- Aimee
* LonelyRichKid: The protagonist.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl- Subverted with Hope. Hope seems to be this, and this is why the main girl does not want to talk to her. Turns out [[spoiler: she tried to kill herself shortly before the protagonist came to the school.]]
* MaternallyChallenged- The protagonist's mom could be said to be like this.
* NamelessNarrative- The narrator's name is not revealed until the last few pages. [[spoiler: It's Zoe.]]
* ParentalAbandonment The main girl's parents are effectively absent from her life.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: Aimee's suicide gets the entire plot of the book going.
* RapeAsBackstory - [[spoiler: Aimee's stepmother was molesting her at night.]]
* RichBitch- The protagonist's mother
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Aimee is not the protagonist, in fact she dies before the events of the novel start.
* SixStudentClique- The protagonist and her friends:
** The Head: Chard
** The Muscle: Kyle or Jason
** The Quirk: ???
** The Pretty One: Aimee
** The Smart One: Kates
** The Wild One: The protagonist and Aimee trade between this and The Pretty One.
* SupportingProtagonist- The protagonist was this, in that the whole book revolves around Aimee, despite it actually being about the protagonist.
* TeenPregnancy- The narrator was briefly pregnant with Chard's child. Probably.
* ToxicFriendInfluence- Aimee in a way.
* WickedStepmother: Aimee's stepmom, who verbally abuses her, turns her father against her, and [[spoiler: rapes her and probably her brother at night]].
* {{Workaholic}}- The main girl's mother
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