The Wild One


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6.24 X 9.24 X 0.91 inches | 0.89 pounds

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About the Author

Colleen McKeegan is a writer and editor whose work at Marie Claire was nominated for a National Magazine Award. She has also held staff and freelance roles at various publications, including The Cut, Fast Company, Bloomberg, and Fortune. A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Georgetown University, Colleen now lives with her family in New York. As a child, she spent five summers at an all-girls sleepaway camp in the Poconos. The Wild One is Colleen's debut novel.


At once insightful and exhilarating, The Wild One exposes the darker side of summer camp and of the girls bound together and irreparably divided by a long-buried secret. Colleen McKeegan plunges readers into the crucible of young adulthood, with all of its brutal hierarchies and impossible expectations. The result is a haunting look at the way that, for young women, growing up can mean discovering the potential for violence that hums just underneath the surface of every moment--and perhaps most perilously within themselves.--Caitlin Mullen, Edgar Award-winning author of Please See Us
I couldn't put down this smart and astute page-turning debut. Colleen McKeegan has beautifully crafted a narrative that explores the ways trauma and societal expectations shape the women we become. The engaging prose and razor-sharp twists and turns will keep readers on the edges of their seats until the very last page.--Jo Piazza, International bestselling author of Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win and We Are Not Like Them
Addictive from its first pages, Colleen McKeegan's The Wild One mines all the complexities and darkness of young women in the battleground of summer camp, fashioning a riveting tale of secrets, shame and a harrowing reckoning.--Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of The Turnout and Dare Me