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Very bad people

by Frick, Kit,

Format: Print Book 2022
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 16 copies
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Summary
First editions have an exclusive foil design underneath the jacket!

"A twisty, deeply satisfying ride." --Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars

In this dark academia young adult thriller for fans of The Female of the Species and People Like Us , a teen girl's search for answers about her mother's mysterious death leads to a powerful secret society at her new boarding school--and a dangerous game of revenge that will leave her forever changed.

Six years ago, Calliope Bolan's mother drove the family van into a lake with her three daughters inside. The girls escaped, but their mother drowned, and the truth behind the "accident" remains a mystery Calliope is determined to solve. Now sixteen, she transfers to Tipton Academy, the same elite boarding school her mother once attended. Tipton promises a peek into the past and a host of new opportunities--including a coveted invitation to join Haunt and Rail, an exclusive secret society that looms over campus like a legend.

Calliope accepts, stepping into the exhilarating world of the "ghosts," a society of revolutionaries fighting for social justice. But when Haunt and Rail commits to exposing a dangerous person on campus, it becomes clear that some ghosts define justice differently than others.

As the society's tactics escalate, Calliope uncovers a possible link between Haunt and Rail and her mother's deadly crash. Now, she must question what lengths the society might go to in order to see a victory--and if the secret behind her mother's death could be buried here at Tipton.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Bolan girls--Calliope, Lorelai, and Serafina--are known in their small town because of a tragic accident: they survived a car crash, and their mother did not. Six years later, Calliope, feeling suffocated by the attention, jumps at the opportunity to attend prestigious Tipton Academy. While trying to solve the mystery of why her mother crashed their van, she's drawn into the Haunt and Rail, a secret society focused on social justice, though she may regret the association more than she realizes. Her mother was also involved in the Haunt and Rail, which offers only more questions about her initiation. When the society's actions cause trouble with a faculty member, Calliope's past and future collide in a terrifying way. Frick (I Killed Zoe Spanos, 2020) has penned another smart thriller peppered with excellent turns of phrase--here the sisters are "part survival story, part fable, part cautionary tale." This joins the growing ranks of dark academia books, which should increase its demand. Recommended for all libraries."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Calliope Bolan, who is white, begins her junior year hoping to escape her small hometown, where everyone knows her and her two sisters as survivors of an unexplained car accident that killed their mother six years prior. A legacy student just transferring to New York boarding school Tipton Academy, Calliope is quickly tapped to become a "ghost" like her mom before her--a member of Tipton's intersectionally inclusive secret society, Haunt and Rail, which fights for social justice on campus via awareness-raising "larks." Calliope finds a sense of purpose in the group, but when the ghosts go after someone on campus whom they believe to be a sexual predator, Calliope begins to doubt their methods--and starts noticing connections between the organization and her mother's death. Frick (I Killed Zoe Spanos), who treats her protagonist's trauma with care, considers ethical quandaries about corrupt systems and moral vs. political authority while providing ample twists and references to fairy tale archetypes. Nuanced and startling in turn, this is a satisfyingly smart and thrilling tale. Ages 14--up. Agent: Erin Harris, Folio Literary. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Secret societies -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Justice -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Boarding schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2022
Edition First edition.
Audience Ages 14 and up; Grades 10-12.
Language English
Description 403 pages : map ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781534449732
1534449736
9781534449749
1534449744
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