From the New York Times bestselling author of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls comes a stylish thriller about the darkness that lurks inside all of us.
When I looked up, his smile was wide and real. “Ready?” he said. I faked a smile back. I had gotten so good at faking things. I thought: You brought this on yourself, Sasha. You will have to pretend forever now. He squeezed my hand again. He couldn’t begin to imagine what this actually was. He had no idea what I’d done. What any of us had.
When Sasha’s best friend Xavier gets back together with his cheating ex, Ivy, Sasha knows she needs to protect him. So she poses as a guy online to lure Ivy away.
But Sasha’s plan goes sickeningly wrong. And she soon learns to be careful of who you pretend to be because you might be surprised by who you become…
Told in multiple points of view, Bad Girls with Perfect Faces is sexy and twisted with shocks at every turn.
Bad Girls with Perfect Faces Sasha We were holding hands, palm against palm. I could feel his heart beating, his blood against my blood.
When I looked up, his smile was wide and real. “Ready?” he said.
I faked a smile back. I had gotten so good at faking things.
I thought: You brought this on yourself, Sasha. You will never get to stop pretending.
I thought: Protect those you love, no matter what the cost.
He squeezed my hand. This is exactly what I always wanted. And nothing I ever wanted at all. And there is just no taking anything back.
“Let’s go,” I said.
“Road trip!” he said.
He couldn’t begin to imagine what this actually was. He had no idea what I’d done. What any of us had.
Lynn Weingarten is a writer and editor. She is the author of Wherever Nina Lies, The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers, The Book of Love, Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls, and Bad Girls with Perfect Faces. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 9, 2018)
Length: 320 pages
Grades: 9 and up
Ages: 14 - 99
Lexile ® HL690L
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"Weingarten draws provocative characters with searingly sharp writing"
– Kirkus Reviews
"A dark, twisted tale of betrayal and lies. Readers will be in high suspense as the juicy details of the drama escalate... The ending will have teens going back to reread everything that happened through new eyes. Hand this psychological thriller to fans of unreliable narrators and those looking for Gone Girl for teens. VERDICT An intoxicating page-turner, this one is sure to be popular."
– School Library Journal
"This stylish, edgy novel of mistaken identity told in three voices takes a dark, lurid turn, with the second part ricocheting into psychological suspense with devastating consequences. Readers will revel in the twists and turns as the characters attempt to gather the pieces of their shattered lives."
– Booklist Online
"The multiple perspectives of Sasha, Xavier, and several secondary players give readers a chance to see how well-intentioned actions can be wildly off the mark both in their origin and their execution. The second portion takes the book into deep thriller territory with narration from the killer increasingly erratic and disturbing, especially since the book cunningly retains the possibility that it could be the voice of either Sasha or Xavier. It all comes crashing down in both a surprising and heartbreaking way, revealing how emotionally dependent these teens are on each other and pointing to the toxicity of those bonds. Fans of Weingarten’s previous Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls (BCCB 9/15) will happily find another twisted web to fall into here."