Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

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Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder.  Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around.  Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge.  If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day.  She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully.  Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.

Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be.


About Courtney Summers

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Courtney Summers is the author of young adult novels including Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are, and Cracked Up to Be. She lives and writes in Canada, where she divides her time between a piano, a camera, and a word-processing program when she's not planning for the impending zombie apocalypse.
Published January 5, 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin. 255 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Blackmail, fighting and retaliation all come center stage, and Regina sees that despite her best efforts, a truly mean girl is not easily knocked down.

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Parents and teachers are suspiciously absent (and oblivious to Regina’s suffering), but it’s Regina’s lack of recourse that makes this very real story all the more frightening and effective.

Dec 14 2009 | Read Full Review of Some Girls Are


Regina is one of the most popular and feared girls at her high school, thanks to her friendship with Anna.

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Regina confides in one of the Fivesome, a girl who was not at the party, and a girl she trusts.

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Teen Reads

When Regina confides in Kara, Kara betrays her to Anna, accusing Regina of sleeping with Anna’s boyfriend.

Jan 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Some Girls Are

Courtney Summers accurately portrays the challenges and pressures high school teens face in her story about a popular girl ejected from the “in” group, told by senior Regina Afton, a sidekick of her school’s “mean” girl.

Jun 13 2010 | Read Full Review of Some Girls Are

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What makes this story unique is who the main heroine is…a popular girl who has ruined the lives of others now gets a brutal taste of her own medicine, sounds like the type of person you would hate and definitely not root for in a story.

Jul 13 2010 | Read Full Review of Some Girls Are

Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Regina Afton used to have it all.

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