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Katie Alender

Dear Librarian:

As my main character, Alexis, says, "I don't know who I am, so how can I even try to be who I am, much less someone I'm not?"

Alexis has been a loner ever since her best friend moved away. Sure, she has her little sister, but Kasey's acting sort of weird these days—totally obsessed with her doll collection.

BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE is a ghost story, but it's also a story about a girl with nobody to turn to when a vengeful spirit threatens the people she loves. Just when Alexis is about to lose hope, help turns up from a very unexpected source—one that makes her question everything she thought she knew about the people around her...

I love to hear from my readers of all ages! Drop by my website—katiealender.com.

Hyperion is delighted to support the paperback release of BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE from Katie Alender now available wherever books are sold! Enter for a chance to win a copy of the paperback book for your book club.

Enter to win by emailing ann.dye@disney.com (write "KidsBookclubbing Bad Girls Don't Die" in the subject line).

Thank you!
Katie



"Fans of classic young adult ghost stories should welcome this solid offering." -Publishers Weekly

"The spooky story has all the right elements to keep pages turning and lights switched on." -The Horn Book

"Strong characterization will draw readers in...both primary and secondary characters are unique and satisfyingly complex." -Kirkus Reviews

"The book begins with promising spooky menace, and ghost-story aficionados will recognize the delicious classic tropes of the vengeful dead and old tragedies revenged upon descendents...this may suffice to give haunt fans an enjoyable frisson." -The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

"With just enough violence, suspense, and romance to keep readers turning the pages, this is a promising debut for a new young author and will be a popular addition to any YA collection." -Booklist


Bad Girls Don't Die / Katie Alender / Hyperion

Price: $8.99 / ISBN: 978-1423108771 / Published: June, 2010

Ages 12 & up / Paperback / YA


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