Bad Things Happen Here

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$19.99  $18.59
Margaret K. McElderry Books
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5.83 X 8.45 X 1.25 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Rebecca Barrow is the critically acclaimed author of Interview with the Vixen, This Is What It Feels Like, You Don't Know Me But I Know You, Bad Things Happen Here, and And Don't Look Back. She is a lover of sunshine, Old Hollywood icons, and all things high femme. She lives and writes in England. Visit her at
"An atmospheric and multi-layered mystery that surprises until the haunting end."-- "Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders and That Weekend"
"Compelling and compulsive. Barrow expertly crafts a dark tale of sun-drenched dread that lays bare both the long-reaching impact of trauma and loss as well as the ways in which tragedy can so easily be disguised as destiny."-- "Stephanie Kuehn, Morris Award-winning author of Charm & Strange"
"Beyond pristine beaches and the sparkling curtain of privilege lies a chilling mystery and a story of girlhood stolen too soon. Bad Things Happen Here will stay with you long after the final page."-- "Kit Frick, author of Very Bad People and I Killed Zoe Spanos"
* "With short chapters and a sparse, present-tense narrative, this contemporary novel fuses elements of mystery and romance as Luca's beautifully told coming-of-age story unfolds against a dark backdrop of death. Luca's grief, trauma, and mental illness are deftly explored and, juxtaposed with her strong sense of identity as a fat, Black, mixed-race, queer girl, provide a rich, empowering voice that carries this haunting story to a satisfying conclusion....Not a word wasted."-- "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"
"[A] carefully plotted, character-driven mystery."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"With effortless, atmospheric prose, Barrow buries us in a world that is as foreign as it is familiar--where Black teenage girls are ignored and vilified, where grief settles on shoulders like rain, and where bad things happen in a beautiful place. I wish I could read this book for the first time again and again."--Ashley Woodfolk, Acclaimed author of Nothing Burns As Bright As You