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Not Like Other Girls - by Meredith Adamo (Hardcover)

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A girl risks everything to find her former best friend in this powerful debut mystery about trauma, girlhood, and what we deserve.

Book Synopsis

"Powerful, brilliantly plotted, voicey, gripping, beautiful, heart-wrenching, hilarious . . . Read this book." -Liz Lawson, New York Times bestselling author of The Agathas

When Jo-Lynn Kirby 's former best friend-pretty, nice Maddie Price-comes to her claiming to be in trouble, Jo assumes it's some kind of joke. After all, Jo has been an outcast ever since her nude photos were leaked-and since everyone decided she deserved it. There's no way Maddie would actually come to her for help.

But then Maddie is gone.

Everyone is quick to write off Maddie as a runaway, but Jo can't shake the feeling there's more to the story. To find out the truth, Jo needs to get back in with the people who left her behind-and the only way back in is through Hudson Harper-Moore. An old fling of Jo's with his own reasons for wanting to find Maddie, Hudson hatches a fake dating scheme to get Jo back into their clique. But being back on the inside means Jo must confront everything she'd rather forget: the boys who betrayed her, the whispers that she had it coming, and the secrets that tore her and Maddie apart. As Jo digs deeper into Maddie's disappearance, she's left to wonder who she's really searching for: Maddie, or the girl she used to be.

Not Like Other Girls
is a stunning debut that takes a hard look at how we treat young women and their trauma, through the lens of a missing girl and a girl trying to find herself again.

Review Quotes

"A superbly crafted, timely, and enthralling mystery that unflinchingly examines the painful realities of being a teenage girl. Meredith Adamo's debut is a stunner." --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of GIRL IN PIECES and THE AGATHAS

"Brave, witty, and razor-sharp, Not Like Other Girls is a gut-punch of a debut." --Jessica Goodman, New York Times bestselling author of THE LEGACIES and THE COUNSELORS

"Powerful, brilliantly plotted, voicey, gripping, beautiful, heart-wrenching, hilarious. . . . Not Like Other Girls is a blistering indictment of the numerous ways our society fails young women, wrapped in a twisting, gripping mystery about a missing girl. Read this book." --Liz Lawson, New York Times bestselling author of THE AGATHAS, THE NIGHT IN QUESTION, and THE LUCKY ONES

"Occasionally you crack open a book to find yourself blown away by the searing honesty of the voice, the sharpness of the prose, and the authenticity of the characters. Not Like Other Girls is one of these rare finds; I am incredibly excited for readers to discover Meredith Adamo." --Kit Frick, author of THE REUNION and I KILLED ZOE SPANOS

"A deep dive into the complexities of being a girl. . . . Heartbreakingly real, with a flawed narrator who attempts to untangle the braid of herself--the good, the bad, and the ugly." --Mindy McGinnis, author of A LONG STRETCH OF BAD DAYS and THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES

"A thoughtful and thought-provoking feminist tale woven into an expansive mystery." --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Meredith Adamo is a YA author based in hot, humid North Carolina, but she's originally from Rochester, New York, which is her favorite place on the planet. She likes to write about girls who can make you laugh and break your heart--ideally on the same page. Her non-writing interests include collecting vintage bakeware, crocheting the ugliest blankets you've ever seen, and grocery shopping. Not Like Other Girls is her debut novel. Connect with Meredith @mere_adamo on Instagram and
Dimensions (Overall): .33 (H) x .22 (W) x 1.0 (D)
Weight: 1.0
Suggested Age: 14 Years
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Mysteries & Detective Stories
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Format: Hardcover
Author: Meredith Adamo
Language: English
Street Date: April 30, 2024
TCIN: 89834024
UPC: 9781547614004
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-4220
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 0.22 inches width x 0.33 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Wow, this book. So so good!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MKMama41 - 2 months ago
This book is absolutely amazing. It is such a page turner but also includes really emotional themes. I will be thinking about this one for a while.
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