Beware That Girl has all the markings of a crossover hit. It’s smart, dark, entertaining, and unpredictable.
— School Library Journal, May 2016
Complete with a disturbing yet satisfying conclusion, this is a must-have for teen fans of psychological thrillers such as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.
— Quill & Quire: Starred review and Editor’s Choice
Toten moves her psychological thriller forward at a quiet pace, building tension as she teases out character motivations and unsavory secrets.
— Booklist, May 2016
A tense teen thriller.
Beware That Girl is a terrifying chess game, and Toten is the ultimate player.
— National Reading Campaign
Beware that Girl is a thriller which will keep readers on the edge of their seats… Toten manages to keep the suspense building, and the climax is as unexpected as it is thrilling.
— CM Magazine
a fusion of mystery, drama and thrill, that will leave you puzzling over all its intricacies long after you’ve turned the last page.
Readers will be absorbed by this gripping, sometimes disturbing drama.
— The Bulletin of the Centre for Children’s Books
This is a thriller with twists and turns doled out slowly as the reader discovers the truth everyone is hiding. It starts out strong and ends intense.
— Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens
BEWARE THAT GIRL
The Haves. The Have-Nots.
Kate O’Brien appears to be a Have-Not. Her whole life has been a series of setbacks she’s had to snake her way out of—some more sinister than others. But she’s determined to change that. She’s book-smart. She’s street-smart. Oh, and she’s also a masterful liar.
As the scholarship student at the elite Waverly School in NYC, Kate has her work cut out for her: her plan is to climb the social ladder and land a spot at Yale. She’s already found her “people” among the senior-class “it” girls—specifically in the cosseted, mega-wealthy yet deeply damaged Olivia Sumner. As for Olivia, she considers Kate the best friend she’s always needed, the sister she never had.
When the handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the Waverly administration, he immediately charms his way into the faculty’s and students’ lives, becoming especially close to Olivia, a fact she’s intent on keeping to herself. It becomes increasingly obvious that Redkin poses a threat to Kate, too, in a way she can’t reveal— and can’t afford to ignore. How close can Kate and Olivia get to Mark without having to share their dark pasts?
Teresa Toten is in complete control of Waverly’s dysfunctional yet mesmerizing world. This powerful, twisted psychological thriller will keep readers guessing until the last line.