Young Adult

Mostly Good Girls

When the pressures of prep school build up, cracks can appear in the funniest places.

It’s Violet’s junior year at the Westfield School. She thought she’d be focusing on getting straight As, editing the lit mag, and figuring out how to talk to boys without choking on her own saliva. Instead, she’s just trying to hold it together in the face of cutthroat academics, her crush’s new girlfriend, and the sense that things are going irreversibly wrong with her best friend, Katie.

When Katie starts making choices that Violet can’t even begin to fathom, Violet has no idea how to set things right between them. Westfield girls are trained for success—but how can Violet keep her junior year from being one huge, epic failure?

Select praise

  • “Brilliant, poignant, and straight-up hilarious.” —New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver
  • * “Suggest this one to readers who enjoy the writing style of Ally Carter. A strong debut that is not be missed.” —School Library Journal, starred review
  • “Refreshingly free of confrontational cliques and catty female stereotypes ….Recommend this to fans of Meg Cabot’s novels and academy-based stories.” —Booklist
  • “Sales conveys the dynamics of the girls’ friendship with honesty and a light touch.” —Publishers Weekly
  • “Each chapter is like a short story unto itself, infused with a sharp wit and wry humor…. Sales’ laugh-out-loud portrayal of life at an all-girls school makes this tale about friendship incredibly fresh and lighthearted.” — BookPage
  • “Sales delivers a winning book with which teen girls can not only relate, but also laugh out loud. In her sarcastically funny, vignette-style chapters, Sales manages to make Violet Tunis a character you wish you could be friends with in real life…. Impossible to put down.” — New York Journal of Books
  • “i can’t believe that leila sales managed to write in the exact perfect YA tone in her V. FIRST BOOK. if i didn’t love her so much, i would want to FACE PUNCH HER.” —Forever Young Adult
  • Nominated for ALA’s 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults List