GOSSIP OF THE STARLINGS
by Nina de Gramont
When Catherine Morrow is admitted to the Esther Percy School for Girls, it's on the condition that she reform her ways. But that's before the beautiful and charismatic Skype Butterfield, chooses Catherine for her best friend. Skye is in love with danger and the thrill of taking risks, breaking rules, and crossing boundaries, no matter the stakes. The problem is, the stakes keep getting higher and Catherine can neither resist Skype nor stop her from taking down everyone around her.
De Gramont's chilling novel is a portrait of adolescent seductions in all their beauty and terror. Caught in a world that is both alluring and astonishing, the girls of Esther Percy are optimistic and willful, loving and selfish, daring and cruel -- all the while believing they're utterly indestructible.
Now, when I see teenage girls laughing.
Why I Decided to Take on the Read
The almost metallic book cover sheet, the monochromatic bird silhouettes and the sparkling title drew me to this book. The reviews sealed the deal. The corrugated and irregular edges made me love the book even more. Another reason is that I think my youth has slowly eluded me and I wan to taste it again through the Esther Percy girls journey.