Quinn Littleton was a mean girl - a skinny blonde social terrorist in stilettos. She was everything Emma MacLaren hated. Until she died.
A proud geek girl, Emma loves her quiet life on the outskirts, playing video games and staying off the radar. When her nightmare of a new stepsister moves into the bedroom next door, her world is turned upside down. Quinn is a queen bee with a nasty streak who destroys anyone who gets in her way. Teachers, football players, her fellow cheerleaders - no one is safe.
Emma wants nothing more than to get this girl out of her life, but when Quinn dies suddenly, Emma realizes there was more to her stepsister than anyone ever realized.
A meaningful and humorous exploration of teen stereotypes and grief, Dead Little Mean Girl examines the labels we put on people and what lies beyond if we're only willing to look closer.
I absolutely loved this book. The dialogue is sharp, funny, and reads the way my seventeen year old daughter and her friends actually speak. This is a book about strong women starting over as a blended family, and their trunkloads of baggage. Teenage stepsisters, high school warfare, girlfriends, boyfriends... and death. You know what else? HILARITY. I laughed out loud more reading this book than probably any other in 2017.
Big props for the total normalcy with which queer characters just HAPPEN to be queer - it's not the main plot, it's not even the sub- or sub-subplot... it's simply an aspect of the characters' lives. Which, yk, is how being queer in real life ACTUALLY goes.
Genuinely enjoyed Dead Little Mean Girl, and excited now to tuck in to the author's other works!
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