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3.71  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Scholastic
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Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I’ve enjoyed every single Sue Wallman book I’ve read since her debut, Lying About Last Summer. With each new release, she proves herself an absolute master at crafting YA thrillers that are impossible to put down!

Dead Popular follows Kate, the most popular girl and Head Prefect at Pankhurst boarding school. One of her old friends, Sasha, is not returning for the school year after expulsion, and somebody wants revenge. We follow Kate and her form as they throw status symbol parties di
Eve beinguniquebooks
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kate is the head of her boarding house and is beautiful in looks and attitude so she feels.

However it never was always that way.

When a new house mistress starts, her friend's artwork starts to get misused to reveal secrets about the girls one by one including a secret of Kate's...

Her friends Bel and Lo always stood by her until one party thrown by Kate results in a girl dying, her sort of enemy/rival Clemmie.

Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dead Popular is by far my favourite of Sue Wallman's books. I loved the boarding school/seaside setting and I thought the characters were really well developed for a short thriller. The start is a little slow but I think that suited the story well as it felt like the plot was unravelling throughout.
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
If you’re a fan of a boarding school book, this will be right up your street! Big fan of Munro.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Sarah Corcoran
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Set in an elite boarding school by the sea, we meet Kate, her friends, and other pupils at Manor Norton School. Right from the beginning you get this feeling of entitlement, money and beauty, the art of being practically perfect. One of Kate's friends, Sasha was expelled at the end of the last term and we aren't told why. An artwork collage by one of the pupil's, Veronica, is on display in the common room called "The Things We Keep Hidden" is suddenly embellished with extras. A prescription, the ...more
Sascha Borg (saschasaysitall)
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was sent this book by Scholastic in exchange for an honest review :). I’m also going to keep it spoiler free for you guys!

First off, YA thrillers are my favourite kind of thriller!

Second, this book is a perfect summer read! So make sure you add it to your suitcase if you’re going away! Third! There’s always something about boarding schools that makes me want to know more! Haha!! Whenever a book centres around a boarding school, there’s always that extra drama we all love to read!!
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trebizon meets Pretty Little Liars in this boarding school thriller!
Sue Wallman's books are usually 'read in one sitting' affairs, and this one keeps up the tradition.
Great choice for a summer/beach read.
Kate Henderson
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Read as part of the Thrillerathon round 4. Summer ‘19.

This book should have been a 5* read for me, based on the blurb. But I found this book incredibly slow paced and boring. Only in the final 50 pages did things actually start happening. I didn’t enjoy this one.
Chloe Williams
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love this author. Her books are always easy to read.
Camilla Chester
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another stonkingly good read from Sue Wallman. The ending was so exciting.
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I have read every single one of Sue’s books and I like her writing style. I defo feel if I was a little bit younger then I would have enjoyed this story a lot more!!
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