Bad Girls Never Say Die

bad girls never say die

Jennifer’s newest young adult novel, Bad Girls Never Say Die, is a gender-flipped reimagining of The Outsiders set in Houston, Texas in 1964 that wields the same feminist themes. Bad Girls Never Say Die is the perfect follow-up read for teens who read The Outsiders in middle school and appreciated its themes of  friendship and loyalty. Jennifer deftly incorporates a broader view of mature issues that affect teens today, including sexual assault, teen pregnancy, and drug use. ---from the publisher


From the acclaimed author of Moxie comes a gripping gender-flipped reimagining of The Outsiders that explores the deep bonds of female friendship and what it takes to be a "bad girl."

1964. Houston, Texas.

Evie Barnes is a bad girl. So are all her friends. They’re the sort who wear bold makeup, laugh too loud, and run around with boys. Most of all, they protect their own against the world. So when Evie is saved from a sinister encounter by a good girl from the "right" side of the tracks, every rule she's always lived by is called into question. Now she must redefine what it means to be a bad girl and rethink everything she knew about loyalty.

In this riveting story of murder, secrets, and tragedy, Jennifer Mathieu puts a female twist on S. E. Hinton's The OutsidersBad Girls Never Say Die has all the drama and heartache of that teen classic, but with a feminist take just right for our times.---from the publisher

304 pages                                      978-1250232588                                        Ages 13 and up

Keywords:  murder, feminist, loyalty, friends, friendship, girls and women, secrets, If You Liked The Outsiders, teens, stereotypes, sexual assault, teen pregnancy, drugs, coming of age, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old

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