Monday, May 29, 2017

Review for new release Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn

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This was an intriguing story, although familiar and predictable, the inclusion of a few more diverse aspects make the story relatable to a wider audience. I loved the characters and wish that the "twist" had been something I hadn't anticipated. While the main characters are in high school, this read more as an adult novel to me. Wasn't what I was expecting, I thought I was reading about a girl trying to fit in and I guess in a way I was. So even though the storyline was one I had seen before I still enjoyed this book immensely.
Girl on the Verge
Pintip Dunn
Published by: Kensington
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult
From the author of The Darkest Lie comes a compelling, provocative story for fans of I Was Here and Vanishing Girls, about a high school senior straddling two worlds, unsure how she fits in either—and the journey of self-discovery that leads her to surprising truths.
In her small Kansas town, at her predominantly white school, Kanchana doesn’t look like anyone else. But at home, her Thai grandmother chides her for being too westernized. Only through the clothing Kan designs in secret can she find a way to fuse both cultures into something distinctly her own.
When her mother agrees to provide a home for a teenage girl named Shelly, Kan sees a chance to prove herself useful. Making Shelly feel comfortable is easy at first—her new friend is eager to please, embraces the family’s Thai traditions, and clearly looks up to Kan. Perhaps too much. Shelly seems to want everything Kanchana has, even the blond, blue-eyed boy she has a crush on. As Kan’s growing discomfort compels her to investigate Shelly’s past, she’s shocked to find how much it intersects with her own—and just how far Shelly will go to belong…

Author Bio:
Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL.
Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. Her debut novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. Her other novels include THE DARKEST LIE, REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and the novella BEFORE TOMORROW.
She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at



  1. Great review! This sounds like a fun read! :)

    1. Thanks Giselle! It was a extremely fun read, I love psychological thrillers and I didn't know this was one until I started reading it! I was prepared for a fun read about coming to terms with who you are, but was surprised in a good way that it was more than that.

  2. This sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Thank you for your open and honest review! The book looks good! :)