Poor Little Dead Girls by Lizzie Friend
About: When Sadie is offered a full scholarship to play lacrosse at an exclusive Virginia prep school she jumps at the chance. Although sad to leave her father alone at their modest home in Oregon she is aware this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for admission to an Ivy League college. Worried she will be an outcast among the rich upper class girls of Keating Hall she is thrilled when she is selected as an initiate in Keating’s elite, secret society. As part of the circle she makes fabulous connections, hangs with the popular girls, attends exclusive parties and meets gorgeous, wealthy guys. The extraordinary perks are almost enough to make her forget her mandatory involvement in the eerie rituals of the secret society and the never-to-be-mentioned disappearance of one of last year’s initiates. Almost.
Debbie’s Thoughts: The book is a little cliché-smart, poor girl vs. evil, rich girl. But the mystery is great and there are many gray areas to be pondered concerning who is good? who is bad? and what did you learn from the experience?