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A shocking, gripping thriller, Girls on Fire stands alongside The Virgin Suicides in its brilliant portrayal of female adolescence, but with a power and assurance all its own.

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Synopsis

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

This is not a story of bad things happening to bad girls. I say this because I know you, Dex, and I know how you think. I'm going to tell you a story, and this time, it will be the truth. Hannah Dexter is a nobody, ridiculed and isolated at school by golden girl Nikki Drummond. But in their junior year of high school, Nikki's boyfriend walks into the woods and shoots himself. In the wake of the suicide, Hannah befriends new girl Lacey and soon the pair are inseparable, bonded by their shared hatred of Nikki. Lacey transforms good girl Hannah into Dex who is up for any challenge Lacey throws at her. The two girls bring their combined wills to bear on the community in which they live and think they are invulnerable. But Lacey has a secret, about life before her better half, and it's a secret that will change everything ...

Reviews

'Captivating' Sunday Times

'Will utterly terrify you - in the best way possible' Buzzfeed

'While it is a mystery, the true strength of the novel comes from the honesty of the girls' portrayal' Guardian

'A hypnotic debut' Elle

'We couldn't put this one down' Marie Claire

'Like lightning in a bottle, Robin Wasserman's Girls on Fire captures girlhood friendship in all its shattering intensity. Seldom do you find a novel that so transports you to the dark, febrile terrain of adolescence, when intimacy and connection can turn on a dime to something far more dangerous. A captivating, terrifying novel, and one you won't forget Megan Abbott Flicking between points of view, Wasserman is even in her storytelling, sustaining her narrative by slowly revealing the dangerous secrets Lacey is keeping. Wasserman writes with immense energy. As a portrait of a coming-of-age, obsessive female friendship, the novel is captivating' Sunday Times

'Convincing and harrowing ... vividly detailed' Daily Mail

'The tumultuous emotional extremes of adolescence are vividly conjured up in this brooding tale ... This creepy tale is powerful and haunting' Sunday Mirror

'This is a white-hot but pitch-black tale of adolescent friendship...Wasserman chillingly reveals how the intense emotions of teenage years can go to the bad' Sunday Express

About the Author

Robin Wasserman is a Harvard graduate and former book editor, and has published or has pieces forthcoming in the LA Review of Books, Tin House, and The New York Times. She has also written YA novels with over half a million copies in print. Girls on Fire is her first novel for adults.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2017

Author

Robin Wasserman

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Publisher

Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
NewGen - YA Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780349141312

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