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The Accidental Bad Girl

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After getting caught 'in the act' with her best friend's ex on the last day of junior year, Kendall starts senior year friendless and ostracized by her peers. She plans to keep her head down until she leaves for the prestigious Young Astronomers Talent Search program in three months. But after discovering her online identity has been hacked and she's being framed for drug theft, Kendall is drawn into a tenuous partnership with the mastermind of a drug ring lurking on the outskirts of her Brooklyn private school. The longer she plays the role of 'bad girl,' the more she becomes her new reputation. If she wants to preserve her only chance of escaping high school early, repairing her tattered reputation, and ultimately saving her neck, she'll have to decide who she really is, and own it. Friends and enemies, detectives and drug dealers-no one is who they appear to be. Least of all Kendall.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 38.1mm | 544.31g
  • Amulet Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 141972858X
  • 9781419728587

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"Kaplan cleverly addresses sexuality, gender bias, identity, and rape culture in this page turner that is classic YA mystery with an undercurrent of sex-positive feminism."--School Library Journal "Genuine high school drama, painfully inspiring for the #MeToo age."--Kirkus Reviews "An intriguing look at feminism in American culture and the price we pay for our reputations."--Booklist "An exploration of double standards, rape, petty revenge, and even lax parenting as Kendall faces danger to bring down the despicable dealer who tries to convince her that she is just as amoral as he, simply because she doesn't behave as girls are supposed to."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books **STARRED REVIEW**
"Kaplan's sharply written, twisty thriller, narrated by the savvy Kendall, deftly explores the shades of gray between "good" and "bad" and the freedom of self-acceptance and shines a light on issues such as rape culture, bullying, and enduring sexual double standards."--Publishers Weekly
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About Maxine Kaplan

Maxine Kaplan was born in Washington, DC. She and her twin sister spent their early childhoods trotting behind their journalist parents as they traveled around the world. When she hit the double digits, they settled in Brooklyn, NY, where she still lives today. She studied English and political science at Oberlin College and held a variety of positions in the publishing world before landing at her current job as a private investigator. The Accidental Bad Girl is her first novel.
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119 ratings
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