Flashback Friday: SOME GIRLS ARE by Courtney Summers
May 8th, 2015 by Liza Wiemer


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Some Girls Are

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by Courtney Summers (Goodreads Author)

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(less)

Paperback, 246 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by St. Martin’s Griffin
original title
Some Girls Are
0312573804 (ISBN13: 9780312573805)
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My review:

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Some Girls Are is a YA novel you will not forget quickly. The characters stay with you, raw, painful, edgy – the ultimate in girls who bully, and unfortunately totally plausible in today’s society. It’s hard to like the characters who booze it up, down pills, are vicious to the ultimate of bullying just for the sake of being mean, horrid people – POWER over others and using this power to humiliate and hurt. Rumors, lies – those things matter – not the truth. Regina, the MC, goes from being a bully to being bullied by her former best friends. The mentality from all those she tortured is, for the most part, you get what you deserve. A few struggle because they relish in Regina’s downfall, but because they have hearts they also feel sorry for the pain she is going through. Michael is one of these individuals. He is suffering through his own pain because of his mother’s death. His mother’s fine character is an inspiration and he ultimately gives Regina a chance because he knows his mother would have done so. Regina makes some changes in her life, which redeem her character. I like the fact that she still has a long way to go – more work to do – before she becomes a “likable and trustworthy” person. She is on her way.
I highly recommend this YA novel.

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