Dare Me by Megan Abbott
From the author of the dumb ‘The Fever’ and the excellent ‘The End of Everything’ comes this tale of disturbing teenage girls with an unnerving ability to icily harass each other and set tragedy in motion. The girls blaze with bitterness and knowingly appraise their new coach and plot her ruin. People are pathologically unable to tell the truth or not obsess over cheerleading or have any stupefying shame for their hammy self regarding aggression. This was clunky, vulgar, brutal and joyless.
“In the end all the things you think matter are just disappointment and noise.”
“We’re an excuse society now.”
“All tits and eyeliner.”