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The initial insult

Author: Mindy McGinnis
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Ostracized by the elite community of Amontillado, Ohio, after the disappearance of her parents, Tress organizes a Halloween costume party at an abandoned house, where she launches a macabre plan to force a popular former friend to confess what she knows.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Novels
Young adult works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mindy McGinnis
ISBN: 9780062982421 0062982427
OCLC Number: 1202305382
Notes: First book of a duology--Jacket.
Description: 369 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Mindy McGinnis.

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Ostracized by the elite community of Amontillado, Ohio, after the disappearance of her parents, Tress organizes a Halloween costume party at an abandoned house, where she launches a macabre plan to force a popular former friend to confess what she knows.

Tress Montor's parents disappeared seven years ago while driving her best friend home. The entire town shuns her now that she lives with her drunken, one-eyed grandfather at what locals refer to as the 'White Trash Zoo,' a wild animal attraction featuring a zebra, a chimpanzee, and a panther, among other things. Felicity Turnado has worked hard to make everyone forget that she was with the Montors the night they disappeared. She buried what she knows so deeply that she can't even remember what it is-- only that she can't look at Tress without having a panic attack. At a Halloween costume party at an abandoned house, Tress wants either the truth-- or revenge. She tries to pry the truth from Felicity by slowly sealing her former best friend into a coal chute... with a drunken party above them, and a loose panther on the prowl. -- adapted from jacket.

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Grim story with a disappointing ending

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2021-03-12) Fair Permalink

In a claustrophobic, status-conscious small town, two best friends are torn apart by a terrible accident and too many secrets. One takes her pain out on herself, and the other lashes out.

The concepts in this book are engaging, but they don't get fully realized.  The characters are familiar...
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