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Dead Girl

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  19 reviews
If her mother wasn’t watching, Kylie Presby would punch Queen Bee, Natalie Silvers, in the face -again. But as Kylie wipes her tears away with the layers of toilet paper encasing her car, she knows she can’t retaliate like she did last time. Her dead mother wouldn’t approve. Kylie no longer cares about popularity. Invisible would work just fine.

Then the new kid, Braydon, m
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Published (first published March 31st 2016)
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Jeannine Allison
This book is so much more than a romance. It's primarily a story about bullying. At times it was heartbreaking and difficult to read, mainly because of how common some of the incidents are. It's pathetic and disgusting that these things happen, and it makes me incredibly sad. *There were a few bullying instances that felt OTT. I'll admit, I was fortunate enough not to witness much, if any, bullying in school, so I won't say this definitely couldn't happen, but at times it felt like a stretch.

Cassie Mae
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Braydon is the guy who made me fall in love with friends to lovers stories. :)
Lenore Kosinski

3.5 stars -- I received an ARC of this book!!

This book had me torn in so many different directions. It was so very affecting. I always thought I knew what a poor high school experience was, but I don't remember anything quite this bad happening at my high school...and I'd like to think I wasn't just completely blind to everything that was going on. But bullying is such a relevant topic right now, and seeing all that Kylie and Jack went through was quite he
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mark My Words Book Publicity and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dead Girl, in exchange for an honest review.

Having a crush on Drew is a social disaster, especially since he is dating very possessive Natalie. As the Queen Bee of the school, with the B meaning bully, what Natalie says is word of law among their peers. After a disastrous party, Kylie Presby become the target of Natalie's wrath. As the bullying escalates, new guy Braydon comes to her rescue. As she begins to lose s
Jody Joy
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dead Girl is a book that touches on a very important subject that is happening every day to someone, and that is bullying. It is happening in schools as well as on social media websites.
Kylie is the main character being bullied by Natalie, aka The Queen Bee so they call her in school. Natalie reminds me of a venomous snake. Kylie has had a crush on Natalie’s boyfriend Jack since the 3rd grade, but she has never acted on her feelings towards Jack.

Natalie is the type of person that finds out somet
Michelle Monroe
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
--Why doesn't she just kill herself

That's the hashtag that was started about Kylie after Natalie vowed she was dead after caught talking to her boyfriend, Drew. An innocent misunderstanding led the evil Queen Bee of the school to set her sights on making Kylie's life unbearable. All those whom she once considered friends are not tweeting the most hurtful things about her.

Tessa Marie, I felt, did a great job of showing compassion, strength and friendship in the face of adversity.

Julie (Bookish.Intoxication)
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved, netgalley
I received this novel from NetGalley.

Wow, this book is crazy, it picks you up and doesn't let you go until the very last word and even then it leaves you thinking.
This book is fantastic, it portrays bullying to its ugly truth, that being it is more common in high-schools than anyone thinks, it is debilitating, horriffic and can result in innocent people paying the supreme sacrifice. This book tackles this head on and allows the reader a glimpse into this world of hierarchical teenagers.

This is d
Patty Di Palma
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED IT! The story is amazing i cried so many time and i laugh as much! It's a story about bulling i thinks every kid around the world should read it! I don't want to spoiled anything so i'm cutting short this review.
books are love
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received in exchange for a honest review.

First Tessa Marie should be applauded for taking on bullying and its ramification in such a real and honest way. She took a topic that needed to be looked at and gave it a voice. A voice that was real and haunting. You hear about bullying. You see teens kill themselves over twitter and facebook bullying but to have a book describe this and the feelings of what teens are going through as this is happening is not seen often. And Ms. Marie does this with hon
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given this book for an honest review

4 stars

Does anyone ever realize how much bullying ever hurts? Why do kids feel it necessary to make other kids feel like nothing just to make themselves feel better? I have never figured it out. You see it in every day life. Whether it is in school, at work, on a playground, or among people when you go out, it happens. We get so used to seeing it, is that why we don't stand up for people anymore, do we think it is just what happens now and not care, or a
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What I Loved: I will never get tired of authors writing about things that matter. I've already said it, but books speak volumes, and change lives. If only we could get the books that matter into the hands of as many people as possible. I love sparkly vampires as much as the next person, but I also love books that compel me to be a better person, to love others more and to not give in to mainstream. And that is what Tessa Marie does in Dead Girl.

I really liked the fact that Kylie is not a flawles
Kelly Mccurdy
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
~~I received this in exchange for my honest opinion~~

It's just a pause ; it doesn't mean that it is over.

I don't even know where to begin my review. I have so much to say, and yet, nothing that I think of would do this book justice. I have read Tessa's work before, and I have loved it. This book is no different. I so want to comment on what goes on in this book, but that will give everything away. I know one of the topics hits personally close to me. Reading that particular part was like reliv
Awesome, awesome, book!!!!! I neglected sleep and ended up reading it in one sitting because I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!!!! This is my first book I have read by this author, I'm looking forward to reading more of her books. The author dealt with so many different social issues that our teens face today and did it seamlessly. She dealt with social media and when it's used for bullying fellow classmates viciously and its impact. She dealt with sexual identity and what it means to "come out" to fello ...more
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Kylie used to care about popularity, dreaming about dating Drew - the cutest guy in school, and feeling like nothing could bother her. But one well-aimed punch at Natalie, the queen bee, and Kylie's dropped to the bottom of the pond. Her once friends have abandoned her and now torment her. Drew is the only thing giving her a little hope that he'll maybe break-up with Natalie and they can be together. At first the tormenting isn't awful, but #D
Angi Naerebout
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very touching story about a very heavy subject.

4.5 This is a great story to give perspective on bullying. It's hard for me to read about bullying because it makes me sick to my stomach that people have and will behave in such a manner. This is a very good story though. It's hard to take a serious subject and keep it light enough while still maintaining the importance of the subject, but the author was able to achieve the perfect balance in this story. Kylie was a great character. She tried to be
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
Thank you netgalley for the chance to read this book.

Dead Girl filled me with a lot more emotion that I expected when I started it. I just finished it a few minutes ago and had to wait until the tears stopped to write the review. The author did such an amazing job. This book is about being a teenager. How you're so desperate to be popular or to have the cool guy like you that you'll become someone you're not. Teenagers try so hard to fit in and be cool and not all of them think about the harm t
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kylie and Laydon

Kylie's mom passed away two years ago. The school bully, Natalie, is picking on Kylie and talks smack about her mother. Kylie swings back and punches her in the face. Just because Kylie was caught talking to Natalie's boyfriend, Drew, doesn't mean Kylie is going to take it. Unfortunately, Natalie makes Kylie's life hell at school. She lost every friend she had except her best friend Sam. After she leaves the mall one day, she starts talking to herself. Little did she know that sh
Becky Price
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed my time while reading Dead Girl. The feelings that are behind this book are very genuine and the saddest, most depressing part of the book ended up being my favorite because it was so intense and real. Although Kylie and I didn't see eye to eye, the rest of the characters made the book for me. I usually don't real these types of darker contemporaries, but I really enjoyed this one and am glad that I got the chance to read it.
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