Dare Me

Dare Me

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Beth and me wedged tight, jeaned legs pressed against each other. The sound of our own breathing. Before we all stopped believing a tornado, or anything, could touch us, ever.

Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are tough, inseparable, invincible. No pair more charismatic or sophisticated. No pair more dangerous.

But with the fall term, their new coach arrives and things begin to change. She has plans for the cheer squad: all sleek poise and cool command, the girls are soon entirely in her thrall. Faster, harder, higher, thinner, the stakes raised, their world contracting, they compete to risk - everything.

She, meantime, has been crossing a line of her own.

From the brilliant author of The End of Everything, Dare Me is a searing novel about the allure of adulthood and the dark heart of adolescence: the fierce bonds between girls, their bitter rivalries, and their power to transform one another.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 145 x 222 x 30mm | 463g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 144722115X
  • 9781447221159
  • 462,655

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'Deliciously compelling' Heat
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'Deliciously compelling' Heat 'Megan Abbott is an extraordinary writer' Nick Hornby, The Believer 'Mesmerising ... A truly nerve-shredding crime plot ... exemplary writing.' Independent on Sunday 'A taut, twisted tale ... Dare Me shimmers with dark sexual tension' Marie Claire 'A tense, fast-paced psychological thriller' The Times 'Truly nerve-shredding' Independent on Sunday 'A powerful tale of sexual awakening, obsession, twisted loyalties and murder' Irish Times 'Tense, fast-paced' Sunday Times
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About Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott is an award-winning author of noir fiction including Queenpin and Bury Me Deep (nominated for the 2010 Edgar Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize). Her most recent novel, The End of Everything, was a 2011 Richard and Judy selection. Born in the Detroit area, she now lives in Queens, New York City.
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17,786 ratings
3.22 out of 5 stars
5 13% (2,282)
4 28% (5,046)
3 34% (6,111)
2 18% (3,159)
1 7% (1,188)
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