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The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil's witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous...
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil's witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous...
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  • The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil's witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process.

    Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common--at least that's what they'd like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They're all members of Don't Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school's bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.

    When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked "DGM" card in his hands, the girls realize that they're not as anonymous as they thought--and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.

About the Author-

  • Gretchen McNeil is the author of several young adult horror/suspense novels for Balzer + Bray including Possess, 3:59, Relic, Get Even, Get Dirty, and the award-winning Ten. In 2016, Gretchen published her first YA comedy I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl, and her next novel will be the horror-comedy #MurderTrending for Disney/Freeform. The film adaptation of Ten starring China Anne McClain (Descendants 2, Black Lightning) and Rome Flynn (The Bold and the Beautiful) premieres on Lifetime on September 16, 2017. Visit Gretchen online at www.gretchenmcneil.com.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    July 7, 2014
    Bree, Kitty, Olivia, and Margot are an unlikely group—at least according to students at Bishop DuMaine, a private school where viciousness is regularly meted out by the ruling class. These four girls make up a secret student revenge squad called DGM (Don’t Get Mad), which has been wreaking havoc on the popular crowd and the school’s nastiest teachers on behalf of their victims. In an effort to discover the students behind DGM, principal Father Uberti has assigned a group of bullies called the ’Maine Men to rout its members out. When one of DGM’s targets turns up dead, the killer makes it look like the work of DGM, and suddenly the girls are receiving mysterious clues related to the murder. With a dizzying number of characters and suspects, it can be difficult to keep track of who’s who, but as DGM gets close to catching the killer, and the girls threaten to turn on one another, the suspense that McNeil (Ten) builds should keep readers curious to discover what happens next in this planned series. Ages 13–up. Agent: Ginger Clark, Curtis Brown.

  • Kirkus

    August 1, 2014
    A new series aiming at the Pretty Little Liars sweet spot kicks off. Bullies run rampant at prep school Bishop DuMaine, ignored by principal Father Uberti. That is, until a group called Don't Get Mad begins giving the worst offenders their just deserts. No one knows who is in DGM-no one would suspect it's four very different girls with no apparent ties of friendship. Student body vice president Kitty initially brought together actress Olivia, invisible Margot and rebellious Bree after a freshman year class project, and since then, they've successfully neutralized some of the worst offenders at Bishop DuMaine. But then their latest target ends up dead-holding evidence that implicates DGM in his death. With the sadistic Coach Creed and the 'Maine Men, a "school-sanctioned goon squad," determined to reveal DGM's members, the team's bonds begin to fray, especially when they begin receiving anonymous photos that hint at the girls' secrets. Will they be able to discover the murderer's identity without revealing their own? That question is regrettably left unanswered. Although some characters are well-rounded-Kitty and Margot and some minor characters-others are less successful. Bree's rebelliousness exists only to exist, it seems. The plot slowly and inexorably increases the tension, only for the cliffhanger to act as an unwanted pin in the balloon. A compelling contemporary thriller for readers who don't mind waiting for Volume 2. (Suspense. 12-16)

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  • School Library Journal

    July 1, 2014

    Gr 9 Up-A popular actress, a super brain with sheltered home life, a senator's rebellious daughter, and a top athlete/student leader-Olivia, Margot, Bree, and Kitty are all juniors at a prestigious prep school. They have nothing in common, or so they'd like their classmates to think. The four girls are DGM, (Don't Get Mad) a secret society that enacts revenge for bullied students. They take on everyone, even teachers. The four members' lack of connection helps the group stay anonymous, but when one of their targets is killed, DGM is suddenly in the spotlight, and the girls work to find the real killer before they are exposed. McNeil gives each character a unique voice and point of view and as the narrative switches among them all, the story moves along quickly. The tone is reminiscent of a 1980s teen movie: despite the bullying and murder, the story is rather light and unbelievable. The school administration is dead set on outing the members of DGM, even in the midst of a murder investigation. The principal and one teacher are caricatures of an evil, scheming leader and a bloated, militaristic gym coach. One of the girls has hacking skills that rival the NSA. There are interesting twists, and the mystery is doled out in intriguing tidbits, but once the climax hits there is no payoff, and the complete lack of resolution may make readers feel off balance and unwilling to continue the story in the inevitable sequels.-Geri Diorio, Ridgefield Library, CT

    Copyright 2014 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, founders of Go Fug Yourself "GET EVEN expertly mixes suspense and snark, proving once again that Gretchen McNeil is a master of the teen thriller."
  • Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality "Don't get mad, get reading this wild ride filled with twists and turns, revenge and romance, suspense and Shakespeare. I can't wait to see what Gretchen McNeil comes up with next."
  • Jessica Brody, bestselling author of The Unremembered Trilogy and The Karma Club "A revenge story with murder, mayhem, and Gretchen McNeil's signature snark? Yes please! Gretchen proves once and for all that revenge is a dish best served deadly. Readers will be immediately sucked into the dangerously intriguing world of DGM and by the end they'll be dying for the sequel."
  • Katie Alender, author of the Bad Girls Don't Die series "GET EVEN is an edge-of-your-seat, sink-your-teeth-into-it mystery — filled with vivid, intriguing characters, set against the ruthless landscape of a modern high school. I'm dying for the next book!"
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "This suspenseful whodunit...is sure to appeal to a broad audience and engage reluctant readers."
  • Kirkus Reviews "A compelling contemporary thriller"
  • Romantic Times "Will engage readers."
  • Publishers Weekly "The suspense that McNeil (Ten) builds should keep readers curious to discover what happens next."
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Praise for 3:59: "This book is scientifically action-packed, complete with monsters and drama. Teens who are fans of the ever-popular Dr. Who television series will love this book."—VOYA
  • Kirkus Reviews Praise for TEN: "A breathless read."
  • Publishers Weekly Praise for TEN: "Agatha Christie meets Gossip Girl in McNeil's throwback to old-school thrillers."
  • School Library Journal Praise for TEN: "A quick-paced thriller full of half-facts and red herrings that take readers through the twists and turns of a deadly weekend."
  • Nancy Holder, Bram Stoker Award winning author of THE SCREAMING SEASON Praise for TEN: "Gretchen McNeil's TEN is my new number one! I jumped at every creaking floorboard in my house and on the page. This is sure to be a teen thriller classic!"
  • Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME Praise for TEN: "TEN is a real page turner! Gretchen McNeil knows how to plot a thriller: Her setup is flawless and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat."
  • School Library Journal Praise for POSSESS: "A fantastic YA debut .... the humor and occasional twists will keep fans of the genre hooked and wanting to finish this book in one sitting."
  • ALA Booklist Praise for POSSESS: "McNeil strikes a fine balance between outright scares and sarcastic humor...[a] light, entertaining read."
  • Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series Praise for POSSESS: "With demons, secrets, and a butt-kicking heroine, POSSESS is a whole lotta dark and twisted fun!"
  • Courtney Allison Moulton, author of ANGELFIRE Praise for POSSESS: "A dark, unique, and intelligent novel with frightening twists around every corner that left me breathless."

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