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Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Exceedingly dark cautionary tale of jealousy and murder.

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This morally murky psychological thriller filled with drinking and profanity reveals in stark terms the costs and consequences of reckless behavior and terrible decisions. Readers may find the early chapters filled with Sasha, Xavier, and Ivy's excessive drinking and dysfunctional relationships depressing and slow going -- it may even prompt some to say "Who cares?" and give up. But if they stick with it, the story really picks up once the mystery kicks in and the characters are given more dimension.

There are no "good guys" in this story. It's a dark morality tale that can open up some profound discussions between teens and parents about right and wrong.

Book Details

  • Author: Lynn Weingarten
  • Genre: Contemporary Fiction
  • Topics: High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: October 31, 2017
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 18
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: October 2, 2017

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