Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
Raw, gritty and completely unforgiving. Abbott exposes the teenage girl populace in a harsh and exposing light in this unputdownable dark contemporary!
Abbott is an absolute master at exposing the nuances of the politics that govern the lives of teenage girls. Her characters might not represent the norm, but they act as exaggerated spokespersons for what lies beneath the facade of bored indifference, perfectly glossed lips and exposed lengths of legs that categorize these girls. More fierce than war generals, more determined than Olympic athletes and more cut-throat than criminals, these girls maintain the facade of solidarity with simpering smiles whilst dually knifing each other in the back at every opportunity.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
Sad,ugly characters doing sad,ugly things to one another. This is supposed to be what is in the heart and mind of the all-American girl? I’m not buying that.