Girl in a Bad Place (Paperback)

By Kaitlin Ward

Point, 9781338281934, 272pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/31/2017)

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Mailee and Cara take care of each other. Mailee is the star of the high school plays; Cara is the stage manager. Mailee can't keep her life together; Cara has enough organizational skills for the both of them.So when the girls are invited to visit the Haven, a commune in the mountains near their suburban Montana homes, it seems like an adventure. Until Cara starts spending every waking minute there... and Mailee thinks it's creepy, almost like a cult. When Cara decides she's going to move to the Haven permanently, Mailee knows it's a bad idea. But how far will she go to save her best friend... from herself?

About the Author

Kaitlin Ward grew up on a dairy farm in a tiny New Hampshire town, the same town where she lives now with her husband and son. She studied animal science at Cornell University and cofounded the well-known blog YA Highway. She is also the author of Girl in a Bad Place and Bleeding Earth. Find her on Twitter at @Kaitlin_Ward.

Praise For Girl in a Bad Place

"Pulse-pounding." -- Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth about Alice

"Eerie and gripping, Girl in a Bad Place will grab you and not let go until the last page." -- Kara Thomas, author of Little Monsters and The Darkest Corners

"Intense doesn't even begin to describe this propulsive read." -- Kieran Scott, author of What Waits in the Woods

"Intense, suspenseful, and highly original examination of female friendship, self-discovery and survival. I was rooting for Mailee and Cara from the first page to the last. Girl in a Bad Place is a book that's impossible to put down and Kaitlin Ward is an author to watch." -- Courtney Summers, author All the Rage and Cracked Up to Be

"A good place for young fans of Lois Duncan and Christopher Pike." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Tackles important issues of manipulation and safety with a fast-paced story that could be ripped from the headlines...Will keep readers turning pages until the end." -- School Library Journal