Lessons From A Dead Girl
Lessons from a Dead Girl
Lessons From A Dead Girl
Jo Knowles
An unflinching story of a troubled friendship — and one girl’s struggle to come to terms with secrets and shame and find her own power to heal (age 14 and up).Leah Greene is dead. For Laine, knowing what really happened and the awful feeling that she is, in some way, responsible set her on a journey of painful self-discovery. Yes, she wished for this. She hated Leah that much. Hated her for all the times in the closet, when Leah made her do those things. They were just practicing, Leah said. But why did Leah choose her? Was she special, or just easy to control? And why didn’t Laine make it stop sooner? In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laine is left to explore the devastating lessons Leah taught her, find some meaning in them, and decide whether she can forgive Leah and, ultimately, herself.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Laine McCarthy wished for something, something bad. She wished for Leah Greene to die. Now Leah is dead and Laine believes that it was her fault. She feels guilty about her death, but she hated Leah. She can't help but still hate Leah for all of those things Leah made her do in the closet. Leah had told her that they were praticing. She wanted them to be prepared for when they were older and had boyfriends. laine knows that she lied. She knows that other bestfriends don't do those things.

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