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Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer
Bloomsbury USA, June 21, 2011
Read for 2011 Debut Author Challenge AND A-Z Challenge
Summary from Goodreads:
Sarah Weaver wasn't looking forward to starting at an all-girls school. But that was before she met Maddy. Maddy and her best friend, Agnes, are fun and rich and interesting-and for some reason, they seem to really like Sarah. Before long, Maddy and Agnes have moved Sarah into a big house off campus, where they cook together, buy each other presents, and share each other's secrets. So why does Sarah feel like something's bizarrely wrong? As more and more cracks start to show in Maddy's and Agnes's perfect veneers, Sarah notices some strange and disturbing things: Maddy's compulsive lying, Agnes's obsession with Maddy, and the deterioration of their friendship. And just when Sarah begins to question her own sanity, things turns deadly. Fans of Pretty Little Liars will devour this juicy debut novel.This was another completely creeptastic novel! Sarah's Nana punts her off to all-girls Wetherly College after she's been caught with a boy. Sarah barely has time to get settled in before she's under the spell of her roommate, Maddy, and Maddy's best friend Agnes, who is wealthy beyond all recognition, and also harbors a not-so-secret obsession with Maddy that borders on stalkerish. The trio soon move off-campus to a house Agnes rented, and Sarah is quickly swept up into the freakish world Maddy and Agnes reside in.
I think what I liked about this novel is that our narrator, Sarah, is not extremely likable. She strikes me as the kind of person who doesn't make friends easily, and she definitely uses sex to hide the fact that she's afraid of commitment, and to keep herself somewhat isolated. Sarah's personality makes it easier to see how she could get swept up in Maddy's and Agnes' lives, and helps us understand why she goes along with a lot of what the two do. And those two, well, they are just all kinds of screwed up. The story keeps you guessing, that's for sure. There's Maddy's story, Anges' story...will Sarah ever get to know the truth?
Looking forward to more from Katherine Easer!
Borrowed book from library.
Enjoy your reading!