Two depressed girls named Emily, a poetry teacher, Emily Dickinson, and a suicide note are the ingredients in this It Gets Better teen novel. Goth Emily (Davis) goes by the name Elizabeth, at least in part to distance herself from the more popular Emily, Emily Delgado. Elizabeth lives with her mother and sister and has only one friend, Tommy. Emily Delgado has two best friends who she might hate a little.
The alphabet brings the two Emilys together in Ms. Diaz's poetry class, and when Emily Delgado begins dating Kevin, who is Tommy's best friend, they find themselves together more often. Elizabeth rebuffs Emily, except when one of the other is crying in a bathroom.
The story was a little simplistic and predictable to me, but not ineffective, and I can imagine it going over better with its intended audience of angsty teens.