by Em Bailey
Mean Girls meets Gone Girl - a gripping, dark, psychological thriller for YA readers, perfect for fans of We Were Liars. There were two things everyone knew about Miranda Vaile.
The first was that she had no parents - they were dead. And the second was that they were dead because Miranda had killed them. Olive hasn't always been a loner - she used to be the school queen-bee.
But that was before her breakdown. Now she can only watch as new girl Miranda latches on to her ex-best friend Katie, talking like Katie, dressing like Katie and even going out with Katie's boyfriend. And then Katie dies. Everyone thinks it was a tragic accident. But Olive isn't so sure. What if Miranda really is a killer . . ?Em Bailey is an Australian writer living in Germany with her partner and daughter.
Em used to be a new-media designer for a children's television production house and is now a full-time author.
She is the author of the teen thrillers Shift and The Special Ones.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/05/2012
- Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9781405261166
- Paperback from £6.35
- EPUB from £3.74
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Review by Salsabrarian
Since her father's leaving and her suicide attempt, Olive keeps to herself at school, estranged from her former best friend Katie. Olive's closest version of a friend is Ami, and without giving any spoilers, Ami isn't what readers will expect her to be. When new girl Miranda shows up at school, Olive's outsider status gives her a unique perspective on Miranda's strange bearing that no one else seems to notice. A suspenseful book about high school social dynamics writ large that teens will devour for recreational summer reading.