Meaner Girls? The Meanest Girls . . .


Megan Abbott's high school cheerleading novel Dare Me is tense, scary, and threatening; not only did I enjoy the thrilling noir plot, but I also gained valuable insight into stunting, teen anomie, and the art of betrayal (and though I know the cattiness of the rather despicable characters is ratcheted up to an unrealistic degree, it does make me happy that I have two boys and will probably never have to contend with a teenage daughter).

2 comments:

rob said...

i'm six months away from having a teenage daughter. probably should steer clear of this book, then?

Dave said...

do NOT read thi sbook. don't read "queen bees and wannabees" either, the non-fiction book "mean girls" is based on. very scary stuff.

but do see "mean girls."

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