The Cheerleaders by Kate Thomas
This farrago of nonsence centres on a small town where 5 years ago, the cheerleading squad died in a series of, shall we say, mysterious cirumstances. Now secrets emerge and things head toward a would be terrifying conclusion. This isn't even intermitently interesting. Abusive men think everything is justifiable and this was categorically wrong.
“Glorified ass shaking to the sorts of rap songs that suburban white girls have no business dancing to.”
“If it's the least scandalous thing that would have happened when I was in school. A girl in my grade had a threesome. When we were freshmen. God, I do not miss that place.”
“Wasn't exactly rolling in friends.”
“Despite what you might have heard, I did have friends.”
“I think of the type of guys who hang out in the 7-Eleven parking lot.”
“And what are the odds that five girls from the same school, all friends would die within a month of each other?”