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3.39  ·  Rating details ·  376 ratings  ·  62 reviews
Corby Mackentile is a fifteen-year-old girl who attends a private school. She has been bullied because of her weight since she was twelve, especially by the most popular girls. Her parents—her mother is a TV anchor and her father is a Buddhist who owns a butcher shop—are too busy with their own problems to pay attention to their only daughter. Corby has a crush on one of t ...more
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published June 25th 2015 by NAS
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Maya
Mar 31, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The plot is generic, the writing is basic and very easy to follow, maybe too easy. The whole thing is a mess, characters were so unlikable, all of them including Corby.
The “mean girls” were just ridiculous, their insults are on the first grade level and their vocabulary consists of words like “box of meat, pack of meat, meat meat meat, bitch bitch bitch”. Unfortunately real life bullies are way worse than that which makes this book totally none relatable and utterly unbelievable. I was never bu
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Carly
Jun 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
I only review a book when it is either so bad or so good I have to share. This book was probably the worst. To say this book is disturbing would be an understatement (and I am no stranger to twisted psychological fiction). I had to put it down several times, and take a break, so it took me longer than normal to finish it. Additionally, it was written very oddly, I'm not sure if it was intentionally done this was to make the book seem creepy or if that is just this author's style but it just didn ...more
Anne
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this book as bullying is an ever-increasing problem in schools, but it was just too weird and not terribly realistic--kind of like a bad Lifetime movie. Corby goes to private school and is overweight so she is taunted and bullied every day by the popular girls. And yes, she gets revenge in the worst way imaginable. The writing was odd; I think this can be attributed to it having been translated from the original language, but it seemed to distance the reader from the char ...more
Karen Barber
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Thank you NetGalley for granting me access to this, but it is a tough book to review.
The story focuses on Corby, a young girl who is bullied and who ends up taking control of events in a most unorthodox way.
Throughout the story you feel some sympathy with Corby for her situation. However, the initial action that prompts her behaviour is a little flimsy in construction. Nobody seems to know what’s going on, her parents ignore her and the way the bullying is described is rather juvenile. Girls ca
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Ginnifer
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was hard for me to read as a person who was bullied because of weight while in high school. I found myself putting the book down but immediately picking it back up because I needed to know what happened next. I will not give spoilers but instead say this...the author wrote this book as if she had led my life at that age...All the thoughts, insecurities and dark thoughts. I would gladly recommend this book and give it a solid 4.5 stars
Hazel
Apr 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This ebook was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Bullying is a topic many authors try to tackle, usually ending up with the bullied overcoming their tormentors. But, as many people have experienced, that is not always the result in real life. Natasha A. Salnikova, on the other hand, produces an alternative solution, a solution that is almost too horrific to imagine.

Fifteen-year-old Corby Mackentile is the stereotypical victim for private school bullies; she
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Jeff D.
Apr 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Nikki
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bullying is not taken as seriously in our society as it should be. This book epitomizes that. I was a bullied a few times in middle school but not to the extent in this novel. It is sad to know that this is taking place nowadays. That being said... This was a very good book. The 1st half was absolutely brilliant. We delve into the personality of the main character Corby and witness everything from her perspective. She takes a dark turn but we understand why. This book kind of reminded me of the ...more
Chris
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow

I started this book because it was about bullying and thought it would be interesting to see the authors take on bullying. When I began reading it got so that I would have to put the book down-stop reading what I didn't want to read. Then it would almost call me no I didn't want to read more--yet I needed to know what happened next. Such was my life with this work of fiction. I would read a chapter or two and then need a break since I found it difficult at times to read...really difficult. It
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Bex
Apr 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc-s, reviews
I tried, but it was like one of those straight-to-DVD horror movies which just suck. I think tackling bullying is really important, I mean who hasn't had a rough ride at some point from one bratty kid or another? And why should that be an accepted part of growing up? And if you've ever been truly affected by bullying, you'll know that it is utterly disgusting and deserves more coverage in the book world to change how we treat others. But this book isn't, in my opinion, the way to go about spread ...more
Robin Loves Reading
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fifteen-year-old Corby Mackentile, honor student at a private school, is an overweight girl who is severely bullied. She has developed a strategy of survival. This is imperative because there are three girls in particular who bully Corby.

Corby's mother is a TV anchor, and her father is a Buddhist, and, oddly enough. owns a butcher shop. It is at this shop where a shocking tragedy occurs to one of the three girls. This forever changes Corby and her actions. She goes from being an unhappy, overwei
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abdulia ortiz-perez
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-for-2018
I receive this book in a giveaway from the author Instagram. Also for honest review.
Omg what a great Psychological Thriller!
While reading this book it broke my heart because I really hate Bullying. I was so hooked, I couldn't stop reading this once I started. It had me on my feet and jumping everywhere in my house. I so badly wanted to know everything in this story. Like Really OMG!
I enjoy the drama, thrill, suspense, and romance. This book had a little of everything. In every chapter was som
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hannah (faerystories)
I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Yikes.

The premise is honestly great. It sounds like the sort of straight-to-DVD horror movie I’d probably watch. But I couldn’t stand this book.

Corby manages to be completely unlikeable, while also having no personality. I just didn’t care about her at all. The other girls she interacted with were interchangeable. None of the characters had any distinct traits or personality, unless you count “mean” for Corb
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Cristie Underwood
As someone that was bullied in school for her weight, I can attest to the fact that the author captured all of the emotions that are felt during that time period. However, the main character in this book took matters into her own hands and we see a change in power between her and the girls that are bullying her. The author did a superb job of writing this so that the reader can feel the emotions that the main character felt and understand why she chose the actions that she did. Definitely recomm ...more
Ranjini
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Corby Mackentile is a 15-year old girl who is bullied in school, regularly, because of her weight.
Academically brilliant, but stuck in a family where her ever-quarrelling parents don’t seem to have time for her, Corby spends most of her free time in the evenings, in her dad’s butcher shop.
The bullying takes a turn for the worse, with every passing day. One day, one of the coolest boys in class, Jacob, adds his comments to the list. He later apologises.
This doesn’t bode well with his female fan-f
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Leslie M.
Apr 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book, but it just didn’t happen. It started out promising, but it quickly went downhill. As a warning to potential readers: there are some descriptive, gruesome details, making it a somewhat unpleasant read all around.

The overall premise sounded good, but it wasn’t carried out to its full potential. It’s difficult to like any of the characters, including Corby. So many things, including her parents, teachers, and even what was labeled as “bullying,” seem totally unrealistic
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Brenda Jeppesen
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A gripping tale filled with the not so usual teenage angst.
Anna
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying this: I'm not a person who is easy to upset. For some reason, while I am anxious by nature, by products of media I don't get scared easily, and as a result of that, I have always been (perhaps morbidly) fascinated by the idea of seeking out the one book, the one movie, that would finally manage to actually give me that feeling of dread that so many describe.

This book... this book may just be a worthy candidate for that. And not because it would be what I call a "gross-out
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Emma Maher
Dec 16, 2016 rated it liked it
I don't really know what I thought of this book. I didn't like the ending at all. I thought the first three quarters of the book were brilliantly written. Its about a girl who deals with bullying and how she coped with it. Her parents were so focused on their lives, that they didn't always have time to listen to their daughter and they were more talk then bite. I think murder would give someone's conscience hell but I don't really understand the ending. It was turned around completely, and made ...more
Deborah Gallatin
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A provocative, intelligent narrative!

I think it's difficult to write a book about a subject as sensitive as bullying without coming off as preachy or just over the top exaggerating. But somehow this author pulls it off beautifully. She's written a very interesting, thought provoking story showing just how out of hand something like the act of bullying can get. The persuasion of the victim in the book changes depending on which peer group you're viewing it from. One would say that the person bein
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kozettekaysmith
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Awesome a great great read !!

Wow, this was one of the best thrillers I've read. The story kept me on my toes and it was hard to figure out where the Author was going at times. The character's were like watching a movie and I just had to keep reading and the suspense was over the top. I was shocked at the ending but I did have an idea how this might end. Natasha this was a great thriller one of your best. This is the kind of thriller I really enjoy, Don't Miss this one readers you won't be disapp
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Patricia M Runyan
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What goes on in Salnikova's mind to write something so disturbing? Loved it!

I gave "Mean Girl" 5 stars because I couldn't find any noteworthy flaws in the story, and I'm OCD about picking them out, whether I want to be or not. Any one who enjoys a thought provoking, yet not too heavy (no pun intended) mind twister, would find this entertaining. This book will satisfy all ages from young adult to my dear old grandma.
Well written and thoroughly thought out. I'm looking forward to checking out more
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Karrie
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable,and a good focus on bullying

I have read this author in the past and always been blown away. This particular story is a bit more young adultish than her usual work and some repetitive wording such as "pack of meat" was a little annoying, otherwise it had a very good tale to tell. Who is really good and who is really evil when it comes to juveniles? And what part do the adults rearing them have to do with their outcomes. I would recommend.
Abby
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very Exciting Thriller

It was hard for me to put this book down! It was a riveting story of bullying and consequences. Some of the author's text was a bit odd, and this is why I didn't give it five stars. However, it was truly a thriller and was a good read.
Kristine
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
One messed up plot!! I didn't know who to sympathize with and what I actually wanted to happen! This book certainly gives one a new outlook on bullying!!! Don't bully or you'll und up dead! Pay attention to what your kids are really saying! Fascinating read.
Shadow Girl
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great story, and I'm definitely looking forward to reading more by Natasha A. Salnikova.
Full review to come!
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Tamara Greene
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow

Mean girl was crazy I can't wait to read more.work by you this book shocked me and.still recovering ready for.more
Ritz Bitz
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow

This was such an intense read for me. Poor girl but she didn't have to gp so far. I got super into it.
Irene Rice
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
very, very different. I think most people can relate to it as I did because so many of us were bullied in school. I recommend it.... just very different.
Sherrill Coker
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was excellent!! I didn't want to put it down until the end, well worth reading!!
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Writing was Natasha A. Salnikova's passion since she was fourteen. She worked as a writer and a host on various TV shows and published two books in Russia. Her early obsession with psychology naturally lead her to write psychological thrillers. Natasha enjoys researching different psychological disorders for her books. She's also an author of supernatural thrillers and science fiction novels. She' ...more

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