TITLE = PRETTY GIRL
AUTHOR = J C BURKE
GENRE = THRILLER, FRIENDSHIP, RELATIONSHIPS
INTEREST LEVEL = YEARS 10-12
Four girls went to boarding school together and were the best of friends: Sarah, Talullah, Paige and Jess. They hoped to all get into the same uni and board in the same college residency. But their first year at uni has turned into one tragedy after another: Paige has been hospitalised with a serious head injury after a disaster in the college swimming pool (was it an accident? Was she on drugs?) and Jess has died after falling off the laundry roof. What has gone so terribly, terribly wrong?? Can Talullah and Sarah find answers or are they too busy living their own lives to delve too far … in fact, what lies in wait for them?
Told alternately by Sarah and Paige, the reader will probably piece together the circumstances before the girls themselves and what begins as a compelling read will become an urgent one – it is like watching a horror movie and wanting to scream at the girls “No … don’t do that” … but will they hear you before it is too late???
A gripping psychological drama that older girls are likely to enjoy.
Highly Recommended (Deb Marshall) *****