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Katie Alender

Dear Reader:

BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE is the story of Alexis, a pink-haired loner who thinks the closest she'll ever come to having another best friend is her increasingly odd little sister, Kasey. But after a big family fight, Kasey starts acting not just weird but kind of scary—maybe even possessed—and Alexis realizes that, if she's going to figure out what's wrong with her sister, she's going to have to find someone she can trust!

Sometimes it's easy to feel like you don't fit in anywhere—even with your friends and family. Alexis is a little bit like all of us—and she has a lot to learn about what she can expect from other people and even from herself.

I hope you get a chance to read BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE! (And I'd love to hear what you think! Drop by my website,

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"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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