Beware that Girl is a tense psychological story of two teenage girls- Kate and Olivia - set in Waverly, a prestigious private girl's school in New York City.
Olivia is old money and has returned to Waverly to redo her final year after withdrawing the prior year for "health" reasons. Lots of rumors abound at the school but no one knows the real story.
Kate is a new comer, a scholarship kid who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and has fought tooth and nail to escape her past to arrive at Waverly with the single minded goal of attending Yale.
Kate, as the outsider and newbie, is sizing up the cliques at Waverly, trying to find her niche. She zeros in on Olivia and slowly needles her way into Olivia's life. Olivia is everything she isn't. Olivia is in desperate need for a friend and Kate provides that friendship. And they also share one thing in common - secrets.
Mark Redkin is the brand new Direct of Advancement and immediately has all the female students and staff swooning over his good looks and charm - only Kate seems to be immune. He forms a committee of several students including Kate and Olivia, to help with the school fundraising efforts, quickly dubbed the Waverly Wonders and they enjoy the attention he lavishes on them.
Innocent flirtation is one thing, but it is also playing with fire when it comes it to young 17 and 18 year old girls. Someone is going to get burned - the question is who?
The story is deftly told from alternating perspectives of Kate and Olivia, and as they are slowly drawn into Mark's orbit, their secrets are unraveled with devastating consequences.
A surprise ending, that leaves you asking, "which girl should you beware?"
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday Canada (May 31 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385678363
- ISBN-13: 978-0385678360
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 3 x 23.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Customer Reviews: 43 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #495,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)