By Lauren Saft
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Curriculum Subjects: Teen Life: Peer Groups/Popularity/Cliques, Teen Life: Relationships/Sexuality
Grade: 10 & up
Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can’t help but stab you in it.
Junior year, the suburbs of Philadelphia. Alex, Mollie and Veronica arethose girls: They’re the best of friends and the party girls of the school. But how well does everybody know them-and really, how well do they know one another? Alex is secretly in love with the boy next door and has joined a band-without telling anyone. Mollie suffers from a popular (and possibly sociopathic) boyfriend and a serious mean streak. And Veronica just wants to be loved-literally, figuratively, physically…she’s not particular. Will this be the year that bonds them forever or tears them apart for good?
In a debut novel that is raw, honest, hilarious, and thought-provoking, Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl and how often even the closest of friends walk the thin line between love and hate.
“Saft has captured the darker side of female friendship and the redemption of forgiveness. Hand to fans of edgy chick lit.” — Booklist
“In this debut novel, Saft gives readers a look at the complicated relationships between high school girlfriends. The female characters she crafts are complex.” — School Library Journal