When brainy and shy Anna Goldsmith moves from her posh London school to a small Yorkshire town, everyone starts to gossip. Her accent makes her stick out a mile, while her near-perfect grades set her apart as a teacher's pet. But when the most popular girl in school, captivating and witty Hayley Perkin, befriends Anna, she couldn't be more thrilled. Just when it seems that Hayley and Anna's friendship is growing, Hayley begins her cruel games. What starts as innocent teasing leads to mean remarks and even violence toward frightened Anna. But Hayley's cunning leaves a deeper impression on Anna than anyone, even her best friend, Melanie, could ever have anticipated. This compelling novel takes a frank look at the dynamics of teen popularity and the dangerous extremes to which bullying can be taken.
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