I tend to love books about high school, or boarding school, or college, or… whatever. I don’t know what it is. But I guess kids in school just really know how to create the best drama. So when I read the description of Girl Gone Mad by Avery Bishop, I just knew I wanted to read it. Thankfully, I managed to snag a copy of it from NetGalley for review.
Girl Gone Mad takes place from the viewpoint of Emily, a therapist. Some of the chapters are about her current life, whether it be with her fiance Daniel or talking to her therapist, Lisa. Some of them take place back when she was a member of the Harpies back in middle school. The Harpies were ultimately a middle-school clique. Emily didn’t even like them all of the time, but she still did whatever it took to fit in, even when it included Grace, the new girl. Now, years later, the Harpies are dying. One after another, they seem to be committing suicide. But why? What did they do back in middle school that they all want to forget? How were they so horrible to Grace? And is she now somehow back for revenge?
As I said, I tend to love books about crimes or drama involving school. I don’t know what it is, but they always tend to interest me and involve a lot of good drama and secrets. Kids in school are great at having secrets. And it always seems to make for a good setting and great story. Girl Gone Mad was no exception. This was another one where I loved trying to figure out exactly what happened. There’s a lot of twists in this one. What happened with the Harpies in school? What did they do to Grace Farmer? And why do some of them now seem to be committing suicide 14 years later? I enjoyed getting sucked into this one and trying to figure out what was going on.
Girl Gone Mad was yet another one I had trouble putting down. This is why I read thrillers! There are so many good twists and turns. They always involve a good mystery. When I started reading a lot as a kid, I got my start with Nancy Drew. I wanted to be a detective when I grew up. It didn’t happen, but obviously the girl that loves a good mystery is still in there somewhere. The only thing I wasn’t too sure about with this one was how it ended. Without giving away any spoilers, it seemed farfetched. Sometimes a good twist is almost TOO twisty. I love a twist or surprise as much as the next person, but I also enjoy a plausible story. Not to say Girl Gone Mad wasn’t, but… it was a bit out there. Nevertheless, I definitely had a hard time putting it down and would recommend it as a great thriller. It’s free right now on Kindle Unlimited, so go grab it and enjoy a good weekend read!