The Lives of Desperate Girls

Author(s): MacKenzie Common
Genre: Ya Fiction
Original Publish Date: Sep 19, 2017
Product Number: EB00693477
Released: Sep 19, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780143198727
Publisher: Penguin Teen
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One small, northern community. Two girls gone-one missing, the other dead. A riveting coming-of-age debut young adult novel for fans of We Were Liars and All the Bright Places. Sixteen-year-old Helen Commanda is found dead just outside Thunder Creek, Ontario. Her murder goes unremarked, except for the fact that it may shed light on the earlier disappearance of Chloe Shaughnessy. Chloe is beautiful, rich and white. Helen is plain, and from the reservation. They had nothing in common except that they were teenage girls from an unforgiving small town. Only Chloe's best friend Jenny Parker knows exactly how unforgiving, but she's keeping some dangerous secrets of her own. Jenny begins looking for answers about Helen's life and death, trying to understand larger questions about her town and her best friend. But what can a teenage girl really accomplish where adults have failed? And how much is Jenny actually complicit in a conspiracy of silence?

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