Girl On The Verge by @pintipdunn #BookReview #YA #Suspense @ExpressoReads
Girl on the Verge
Published by: Kensington
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult
From the author of The Darkest Lie comes a compelling, provocative story for fans of I Was Here and Vanishing Girls, about a high school senior straddling two worlds, unsure how she fits in either—and the journey of self-discovery that leads her to surprising truths.
In her small Kansas town, at her predominantly white school, Kanchana doesn’t look like anyone else. But at home, her Thai grandmother chides her for being too westernized. Only through the clothing Kan designs in secret can she find a way to fuse both cultures into something distinctly her own.
When her mother agrees to provide a home for a teenage girl named Shelly, Kan sees a chance to prove herself useful. Making Shelly feel comfortable is easy at first—her new friend is eager to please, embraces the family’s Thai traditions, and clearly looks up to Kan. Perhaps too much. Shelly seems to want everything Kanchana has, even the blond, blue-eyed boy she has a crush on. As Kan’s growing discomfort compels her to investigate Shelly’s past, she’s shocked to find how much it intersects with her own—and just how far Shelly will go to belong…
Talk about your page-turning thrillers!
Kanchana is a teenager fighting to fit into a world she believes judges her on racial heritage. She meets a boy, Ethan, and becomes smitten with his virile body, then she sees him being kind to a class of kids he’s teaching to dance and she’s hooked.
Her mother brings a stranger to live with them. A girl Kan’s age, who shares the same (or so she thinks) emotional turmoil Kan’s been going through.
They become friends, blood sisters at Shelly’s insistence, and then things get weird.
I don’t want to give the story away, but will say this; if you ever have a friend like Shelly, run the other way!!
I give Girl on the Verge 5+ lovely kisses
Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL.
Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. Her debut novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. Her other novels include THE DARKEST LIE, REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and the novella BEFORE TOMORROW.
She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at http://www.pintipdunn.com