Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers (NY: St. Martin's Griffin, 2009).
Painfully realistic in all senses, Some Girls Are depicts the raw underside of mean girl cliques gone way way bad. Regina Afton does whatever queen bee Anna Morrison says. She destroys people, makes them wish they were dead. Then it happens to her when she tells the wrong person about a horrifying near-rape experience with Anna's boyfriend. Frozen out of her social safety net, Regina becomes an outcast, seeking solace from two people who have every reason to hate her.
The level of violence in this novel is shocking, yet rings true. Regina's feelings and fears, the abuse she suffers and apparently has doled out, paint a stark yet vivid picture of contemporary teens' struggles to fit in.
Language, sexual situations. Grades 9 & up.
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