Some Girls Are

Some Girls Are

eBook - 2010
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From Courtney Summers, the author of Cracked Up To Be, comes a dark new tale of high school rivalry in which vicious rumors and nasty tricks are the currency that buys you popularity or seals your fate at the bottom of the food chain. Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard—falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome , an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around. Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first. Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion. "This story takes an unflinching look at the intricacies of high school relationships .... Fans of the film Mean Girl will enjoy this tale of redemption and forgiveness." — School Library Journal
Publisher: [S.I.] : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781429986953
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc

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Cynthia_N Oct 16, 2015

"In high school, You don't get to change. You only get to walk variations of the same lines everyone has already drawn for you."

I read this book because I saw there was some controversy over making it a reading choice for a freshman english class. It was a hard book to read at times because you can see how violence and bullying can slip through the cracks. Not reported because the bullied don't want more problems or hidden from view by being caught alone. I think Leila Roy, the author of the article, captured my feelings quite right (she in the quote refers to the mother who intially protested the book):

"Where she’s overstepped is in assuming that because the book is wrong for her and for her daughter, that it’s wrong for all of the other students enrolled in that class. Where she’s overstepped is in making that decision for all of those other families, for all of those other students."

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renheart115
Apr 14, 2013

I really liked it. It's a brutal reality to bullying and how mean girls could be, and overcoming bullying.

ndell1 Dec 29, 2012

LOOOVED IT. So intense

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BarbaraA
Jul 16, 2012

This is a very skewed, but somewhat realistic, depiction of a high school. It's not like my high school, but I could see these events taking place at some other schools that I've heard of. The characters are interesting.

TEYANI S ROSEBOROUGH Feb 02, 2012

This book is awesome!!! I mean the bullying part: not so much but this book is an actual page turner. I love it! It makes me realize how mean some people can be and who your REAL friends are.

mal2001 Jan 15, 2012

The book showed us what girl cliques are can really be and how they treat others. Especially, if you are not in the clique anymore. It makes you think about the victim and the bullies. It is a depressing book.

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SparkingWonders
Jul 25, 2011

Besides the fact that the characters were sort of cliche, this book is pretty good. Very intense.

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Dramatical_Cats
Jun 28, 2011

A lot like her book Cracked Up To Be. Well written. Some Of the events were a little over dramatic when compared to the rest of the story and other reality fiction when something like Regina's situation comes into play. If you liked Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson you'll like this. Over all it was very well written and a good read, I read it in about a day. The portrayal of the high school setting was great!

meglabe6 Apr 08, 2011

I loved this book! I thought it was very good and actually opened my eyes because i know things like this actually happen! The author did a great job and i connected with the main character, Regina. It made me so frusterated when they kept bullying her, the things they did were insane and horrible.

cailjarv42 Apr 08, 2011

This book was really intense!! I cant believe things like thast would actually happen!

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E_Kazan
Jun 25, 2010

"I knew it," Michael says. "I knew you were lying. I couldn't figure out who a bitch like you would know my mother, much less be friends with her."

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