Reviewed by Cindy Baldwin
When Hope, who has cystic fibrosis (CF) and is driven to distraction by her mother’s overprotective insistence on keeping Hope at home for the past several months, receives a strange invitation from a group that refers to itself as the Society, she throws caution to the wind and shows up at the mysterious midnight meeting in an abandoned warehouse along with four other girls. But the stunts the Society compels Hope and her newfound friends to do will risk not only Hope’s increasingly fragile health, but all of their lives. Continue reading.
Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys
Published by Delacorte Press on 2016
Genres: Bullying, Disabilities, Family, Friendship
Reading Level: Grades 6-8, High School
Review Source: Disabilities in Kid Lit
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Publisher's synopsis: A girl accepts a mysterious invitation to play a deadly game in this suspense-filled thriller from the author of HEXED--perfect for fans of NERVE by Jeanne Ryan and Lauren Oliver's PANIC. You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare. Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she's breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she's tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she's going to afford college.And she's bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb.
When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she just might win some real money.
But the Society isn't all that it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn't a choice--it's a requirement.
"Dark, twisty, and thrilling." --Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die
"A delicious and fast-paced read! This one kept me up way past my bedtime!" --Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'
A 2017 YALSA Quick Pick