Mean Girl by Natasha A. Salnikova
My rating: 4 Stars
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, overweight girl to one who has a change in power. Despite this, it is quite sad that her parents have been oblivious to her until now, and by the time they recognize her changing, it is really too late. This is where the story becomes rather morbid.
Mean Girl by Natasha Sainkova is a true psychological thriller. Chilling. Brutal. Unsettling. I had to put it down more than once. It was as if I were watching a horror movie with the remote control in my hand, ready to press pause or even shut it off completely. Of course, I was impelled to see it through. There are astonishing twists and turns that lead to a shocking ending.
Many thanks to NetGalley for this ARC to review.