The Accidental Bad Girl (Hardcover)

By Maxine Kaplan

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419728587, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/5/1996)

List Price: 18.99*
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About the Author

Maxine Kaplan was born in Washington, DC, and now lives in Brooklyn. She studied English and political science at Oberlin College and held a variety of positions in the publishing world before landing at her current job as a private investigator. The Accidental Bad Girl is her first novel.

Praise For The Accidental Bad Girl

"Kaplan’s sharply written, twisty thriller, narrated by the savvy Kendall, deftly explores the shades of gray between “good” and “bad” and the freedom of self-acceptance and shines a light on issues such as rape culture, bullying, and enduring sexual double standards."

— Publishers Weekly

"Kaplan cleverly addresses sexuality, gender bias, identity, and rape culture in this page turner that is classic YA mystery with an undercurrent of sex-positive feminism."

— School Library Journal

"Genuine high school drama, painfully inspiring for the #MeToo age."

— Kirkus Reviews

"An intriguing look at feminism in American culture and the price we pay for our reputations."

— Booklist

"An exploration of double standards, rape, petty revenge, and even lax parenting as Kendall faces danger to bring down the despicable dealer who tries to convince her that she is just as amoral as he, simply because she doesn’t behave as girls are supposed to."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books