Not Like Other Girls (Paperback)
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Not Like Other Girls (Paperback)

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Published: 30/04/2024
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Cheats. Liars. Fakes. Friends? A breathtaking contemporary YA thriller – serious questions and hot romance in an irresistible twisty mystery. Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying, We Were Liars and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder.

Jo used to be the perfect high-school girl – class president, popular, bright and successful. But when nude photos of her were leaked to the entire school, her grades plummeted, her friends fell away and now she's a reckless, difficult social outcast. The girl who 'deserved' it.

Then her former best friend Maddie disappears. Everyone else assumes Maddie has just run away but that doesn’t add up to Jo. To discover the truth, Jo needs to get back in with the group of classmates who have shut her out: the boys who betrayed her and the clique of girls who whisper behind her back. And she has to make it look as if she wants to be there.

The only way back in is through Hudson. An old fling with his own reasons for finding Maddie, he persuades Jo to fake date him. And it works. But as the truth about Maddie’s disappearance comes to light, so do long-hidden secrets from Jo’s past. Who is Jo really trying to find—Maddie, or the girl she herself used to be?

'Both a twisty mystery and a compelling, heartbreaking exploration of what it's like to be a teen girl. I absolutely loved this.' Ravena Guron, author of This Book Kills'Edgy and authentic, this [is a] stunning punch of a novel'Publishers Weekly'Compulsively readable, this is a must-read for lovers of YA mysteries' Booklist

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526669865
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Twisty, contemporary thriller - Bookseller

Edgy and authentic, this stunning gut-punch of a novel unravels the complexities of teen girlhood, toxic friendships, and trauma ... This is both a timely, suspense-building thriller and a powerful story of healing. - Publishers Weekly

A brilliant book - witty and gripping, it's both a twisty mystery and a compelling, heartbreaking exploration of what it's like to be a teen girl. I absolutely loved this. - Ravena Guron

The gradual reveal of Jo’s heartbreaking social history involving betrayal, bullying, and multiple instances of sexual harassment and assault, provide a strong emotional grounding. . . Jo is an authentic, multidimensional character. . . A thoughtful and thought-provoking feminist tale woven into an expansive mystery - Kirkus

A complex personal narrative lies its heart, bringing surprising depth ... the layered mystery will likely keep readers guessing through a well-paced series of reveals. Beyond the core mystery, there’s nuanced portrayals of female friendships, a love interest as supportive as he is gorgeous, a suitably villainous “nice guy,” and plenty of sex positivity and discussions about consent. - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Outstanding takes on themes of consent, power and the devastating end to friendships. It hits all the right notes to make a gripping and impactful book ... Effective and compulsively readable, this is a must-read for lovers of YA mysteries - Booklist

All the elements of a good thriller: characters you can’t necessarily trust; nail-biting suspense; and a twisty, surprising conclusion ... Adamo writes with compassion for “girls like me” (an author’s note acknowledges firsthand experience) who deserve to be listened to, believed, and loved—and nothing less. - Horn Book

Authentic, relatable characters who simply leap off the page ... page-turning ... An extraordinary debut novel - LoveReading4Kids

This young adult thriller explores issues faced by today’s teenagers – especially girls – and will keep readers guessing until the final page is turned’ - The Courier

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“Heart-wrenching and incredible!”

Thank you to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy of this book :)

I cannot recommend this book enough! What an incredible, important story. My heart stopped at so many moments, this is a book that people need to read!... More

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“Intense and heartbreaking”

This book was heartbreaking. The journey which Jo-Lynn goes through within the pages of this were so very difficult. With a mixture of flashbacks and present day scenes this author has created a mystery so intense... More

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“One of the most emotional and heartfelt books I've read in a long time!”

A phenomenal book. It was absolutely heartbreaking to read but I couldn't put it down, and has been the first book to make me properly sob in over a year! I would recommend people check the trigger warnings... More

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