The Lives of Desperate Girls

The Lives of Desperate Girls

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When Native American teenager Helen is murdered, the act is overlooked except for the fact that it may lead to clues about the disappearance of rich, white Chloe, and when Chloe's best friend begins to look for details about Helen's life, she must confront her town's secrets.
Publisher: [Berganfield, New Jersey] : Penguin Teen, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Company, 2017.
ISBN: 9780143198710
Characteristics: 300 pages ;,22 cm.

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CASSIE ERIN KELLEY
Jan 29, 2019

This was a gritty look at the lives of high schoolers and the drama that can consume a person. Yes, what happened was horrible, but it was made worse by the lies and rumors that spread from malicious and/or jealous girls.

Teenagers live lives that seem foreign to adults that remember only the good things. High school is a torment for some people. Each generation forgets the pain and humiliation that happened to them. But they forget how couldn’t see past the present. It’s good to look through a teen’s eyes every once in a while.

This book contains heavy topic matters, so I would recommend it to high schoolers and those older. It’s a great look into how tragedy affects different people, and the burden that certain secrets can have on the soul.

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