A dark and utterly readable take on the hierarchy of high school girls.
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"[An] addictive read with a poignant message about the price of popularity." - Publishers Weekly
". The book tries to be both creepy and insightful, but ends up being trite and pieced together. Nevertheless-purchase it. It is not great literature, but it will be greatly popular. " - VOYA
"There are magical elements in this novel, and plenty of creepy touches. Both take away from the book's realism, but add deliciously to its suspense. The language and situations are provocative, but teens will gobble the story up." - School Library Journal
"No feel-good ending here: Myracle's self-involved, callous, and cruel high-schoolers are the worst of the breed. Darkly comic, well realized and upsetting." - Kirkus Reviews.
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Lauren Myracle was born May 15 1969, the oldest of three sisters and has three older brothers. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where she attended Trinity School and The Westminster Schools, and received an MA in English from Colorado State University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College.
Myracle is the author of numerous young adult novels, including the Winnie Years series; Peace, Love and Baby Ducks; The Fashion Disaster That Changed My Life; Kissing Kate (selected as one of ALA's "Best Books for Young Adults" for 2004); as well as the Internet Girls series (ttyl) and Bliss.
Myracle lives with her family in Colorado.
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