This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten
Published by Delacorte Press on May 31st 2016
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“The private school setting, beautiful blondes in designer fashions, and air of mystery make this ideal for fans of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars.”—Booklist
“Complete with a disturbing yet satisfying conclusion, this is a must-have for teen fans of psychological thrillers such as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.”—School Library Journal
As the scholarship student at the Waverly School in NYC, Kate has her work cut out for her: her plan is to climb the social ladder and land a spot at Yale. She’s already found her “people” among the senior class “it” girls—specifically in the cosseted, mega-wealthy yet deeply damaged Olivia Sumner. As for Olivia, she considers Kate
the best friend she’s always needed, the sister she never had.
When the handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the Waverly administration, he immediately charms his way into the faculty’s and students’ lives—becoming especially close to Olivia. It becomes increasingly obvious that Redkin poses a threat to Kate, too, in a way she can’t reveal—and can’t afford to ignore. How close can Kate and Olivia get to Mark without having to share their dark pasts?
Toten delves into the mesmerizing yet dysfunctional world of those who manipulate but seem ever so charming. With its gripping pace and Hitchcockian twists that will cause nail biting and racing heartbeats, fans of We Were Liars, The Girl on the Train, and Gone Girl won’t be able to put down this electrifying novel.
TERESA TOTEN won the Governor General’s Literary Award in Canada for The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B. She is the author of the acclaimed Blondes series, as well as The Game, The Onlyhouse, and, with Eric Walters, The Taming. Teresa lives in Toronto. Visit her online at teresatoten.com and on Facebook, and follow her at @TTotenAuthor on Twitter. Facebook
PLEASE WELCOME TERESA to BOOKHOUNDS YA
What is on your nightstand?
A reading lamp and a box of Kleenex. A handful of orphaned bookmarks. A pile of rather odd books now that I examine them. The books include: Startle and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing, Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan, Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, Not Yet: a Memoir of Living and Almost Dying by Wayson Choy and Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff although I don’t know what that’s doing there since I’ve already read it!
What author would you totally fan?
Robert Cormier if he was alive. His books inspired me to try to do what I do. I have recently actually fangirled David Levithan and Libba Bray. I would fan girl Mary Karr and Gillian Flynn in a heartbeat!!
What makes you cringe?
The first draft of anything I’ve ever written!!
Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
Beware That Girl is my 11th book over twenty years and I haven’t plotted, outlined or even tried to précis a single one of them. It makes for a very anxious, nerve-wracking process but I’ve come to accept that it is my process. I never have any idea what the next chapter will be let alone the climax or ending of the book. I know only when I get there. The characters push the words, the chapters and the story and they rarely lead me astray.
Is there a word you love to use?
I cop to a lifelong love of the word “tenacious” but not for it’s meaning (not easily stopped or pulled apart) although the meaning is a nice enough. I just like how it sounds when you say it out loud. Mind you, I also love “pamplemousse” (French word for grapefruit) for the exact same reason. I’ll admit that I have a harder time working pamplemousse into a sentence but you’d be surprised by how often I can swing it.
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BEWARE THAT GIRL Blog Tour Schedule
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