Dead End Girls

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Product Details
$17.99  $16.73
Christy Ottaviano Books-Little Brown and Hachette
Publish Date
5.75 X 8.5 X 1.15 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Wendy Heard is the author of the acclaimed YA novel She's Too Pretty to Burn, which Kirkus Reviews praised as "a wild and satisfying romp" in a starred review, as well as two adult thrillers: The Kill Club and Hunting Annabelle. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America, and is a contributor at and Writer's Digest. Wendy lives in Los Angeles, California.
Praise for Dead End Girls:

"What a wild runaway ride! Maude's sharp mind and intricate death plan was brilliant. I was rooting for her and Frankie the whole time. A clever page-turner that I couldn't put down."--Natasha Preston, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
"Utterly addictive. Dead End Girls is a riveting, holds-no-punches thriller with the deeply relatable adolescent hunger for escape and reinvention at its core."--Kit Frick, author of I Killed Zoe Spanos and Very Bad People
"This fun, dark, fully queer thriller embraces its premise without pulling any punches. A romantic thriller that takes "Be Gay, Do Crime" to heart."

--Kirkus Reviews
"Wendy Heard writes smart, edgy thrillers that often explore LGBTQ and coming-of-age themes, and Dead End Girls promises to continue that reputation. In what feels like the lesbian version of Cruel Intentions I always wanted (I mean, who even remembers Ryan Phillippe these days), two stepcousins become obsessed with each other--and with faking their own deaths."--Crime Reads
"Freedom, identity, and unexpected love collide in a pulse-pounding thrill ride."--Mindy McGinnis, Edgar Award-winning author of The Female of the Species
"There is no shortage of drama but the characters' complexities build given time. Readers will need to block out the whole day for this one because they won't put it down until it's done."--BCCB
"An atmospheric, heart-jolting thriller. The book alternates between Maude's and Frankie's perspective as they explore their relationship, identities, and what it means to be truly free from people who don't want you to be yourself or pursue happiness." --Booklist
"Both Maude and Frankie are quick-witted heroines whose respective quests for autonomy and internal struggles regarding sexuality and gender identity provide depth. Culminating in a suspenseful ending, Heard's alluring novel is an invigorating ride."
--Publishers Weekly
"An action-packed LGBTQIAIA+ thriller. Compulsively readable."--School Library Journal