Monday, October 3, 2016

Six top YA novels with mean girls who are living, breathing humans

At the BN Teen blog, Jenny Kawecki tagged six YA novels that "take your stereotypical mean girl and give her agency, motives, an inner life," including:
Wink Poppy Midnight, by April Genevieve Tucholke

Mean girl Poppy is exactly that: heart-stoppingly, irrefutably mean. When Midnight moves away from their shared block, he starts to think he’ll finally be free of his painful crush on Poppy—especially since he has nice, weird, wacky Wink to distract him. But as Wink embarks on a mission of righteous revenge, and Midnight is pulled between the two girls’ warped worlds, he starts to question who, exactly, is their story’s true villain. If you’re looking for a mean girl turned victim turned what-is-actually-going-on-here, Wink Poppy Midnight needs to be on your to-be-read stack.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue