The Girls I've Been (Paperback)
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The Girls I've Been (Paperback) The Girls I've Been (Paperback)

The Girls I've Been (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 04/02/2021
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A hip, gripping story of a teen con-artist in hiding and what happens when her and her old and new loves find themselves entangled in a bank heist.   

Soon to be a Netflix film starring Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown - this must-read psychological thriller, perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying, will leave you guessing until the final page.

As an ex con artist, Nora has always got herself out of tricky situations. But the ultimate test lies in wait when she's taken hostage in a bank heist. And this time, Nora doesn't have an escape plan ...

Meet Nora. Also known as Rebecca, Samantha, Haley, Katie and Ashley - the girls she's been.

Nora didn't choose a life of deception - she was born into it. As the daughter of a con artist who targeted criminal men, Nora always had to play a part. But when her mother fell for one of the men instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con herself: escape.

For five years Nora's been playing at normal - but things are far from it when she finds herself held at gunpoint in the middle of a bank heist, along with Wes (her ex-boyfriend) and Iris (her secret new girlfriend and mutual friend of Wes ... awkward). Now it will take all of Nora's con artistry skills to get them out alive.

Because the gunmen have no idea who she really is - that girl has been in hiding for far too long ...

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781444960112
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 50 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Slick, stylish and full of suspense.' - Sophie McKenzie.

Grifters! Secret identities! Death-defying escapes! The Girls I've Been is a powerful gut-punch of a book that will leave you reeling long after its final pages. I couldn't put it down!' - Chelsea Pitcher

The Girls I've Been is unlike anything I've read before: immediate, gripping, incredibly tense, heart-breaking, heart-warming and FUN! The hot-red suspense of both Nora's past and the unfolding robbery at the bank had me racing through the chapters to find out what happens. This brilliant, thrilling, twisty book held me hostage until the very last page.' - Holly Jackson

'I could hardly breathe until I finished. The tension! Absolutely loved it.' -  Emily Barr

A captivating, explosive, and satisfyingly queer thriller.' - Kirkus

Fiercely captivating and impressively characterized, this tightly plotted thriller is engrossing from start to finish.' - Booklist

[A] romance, a tragedy and a story about reclaiming agency and power. It is a triumph.' - BookPage

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“The best YA thriller I have ever read!”

By the age of 18, Nora O’Malley has lived many, many lives. Raised on secrets and lies, she was trained by her con artist mother to be whichever ‘perfect daughter’ she needed. Even years after she escapes the life... More

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“A thrilling page turner for teens”

An absolutely gripping page turner that is already set to be a Netflix adaptation.
Having been a teacher for years and now a school librarian, I wanted to read this book as I’m trying to reach out into the YA world of... More

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“Amazing”

This book is perfect for older fans of Ally Carter. It honestly had all the elements I love: a cute romance, close friendships, strong sisterhood, con artists, a heist element, and a compelling story. The main plot... More

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