The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process.
Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common—at least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.
When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.
Author of YA horror novels POSSESS, TEN, and 3:59, as well as the new mystery/suspense series Don’t Get Mad, beginning in 2014 with GET EVEN and continuing in 2015 with GET DIRTY, all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins. Gretchen also contributed an essay to the Dear Teen Me anthology from Zest Books.
Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4’s Code Monkeys and she sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. Gretchen blogs with The Enchanted Inkpot and was a founding member of the vlog group the YARebels. She is repped by Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Top Ten Revenge Movies of All Time
10. Commando. I don’t normally love Scharzenegger movies, but this one is actually hilarious if you watch it in the right frame of mind, and the line, “You’re a funny guy Sully, I like you. That’s why I’m going to kill you last.” gets quoted a lot in our house.
9. Desperado. Robert Rodiguez’s “El Mariachi” trilogy’s sleekest, sexiest installment.
8. The Count of Monte Cristo. The original tale of revenge.
7. Cape Fear. The Scorcese remake stars Robert DeNiro as one of the most terrifying villains in all of cinema. The last scene on the sinking boat? *shivers*
6. V for Vendetta. 1984 meets The Phantom of the Opera. Plus Natalie Portman shaves her head.
5. Kill Bill. Okay, it’s two movies, but only because the studio forced Tarantino to split them up. The Bride is badass in that yellow track suit and blood splatter.
4. The Crow. Man comes back from the dead to seek revenge on his killers. Zombie revenge FTW!
3. Carrie. Every bullied teen’s fantasy. The original with Sissy Spacek is SO FREAKING SCARY!
2. The Princess Bride. A) One of the best movies of all time. B) “My name is Inigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die.” C) See “A” and “B” above.
1. Heathers. A black comedy about a teen serial killer? It was one of the most inspirational movies of my youth and I had a not so healthy crush on Christian Slater’s J.D.