A long time ago, we used to be friends with a whip-smart teen sleuth named Veronica Mars. Now, thanks to a historic Kickstarter campaign, Mars is back in Neptune — this time on the big screen. And we’ve got all the scoop on her big return.
"But I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell I know right now you can’t tell But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see A different side of me I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired I know right now you don’t care But soon enough you’re gonna think of me And how I used to be”
The image of her sitting down in her dad’s desk and sort of accepting her destiny. This is what’s in her blood. This is what she’s good at. This is what makes her feel alive, even when it may be the thing that is unhealthy for her, that was the storyline that I had confidence in would unite almost all Veronica Mars fans.
I’ve thought of you lately, Veronica. In fact, I’ve thought about you enough to annoy everyone with tragically off-key renditions of the Dandy Warhols and put together a list of Marshmallow-appropriate reading.
Cassel is just trying to get by in his posh boarding school, running an unofficial bookie operation for his wealthy classmates and concealing his past with his con-running family and the mob princess love of his life…whom he may or may not have murdered. Black combines magic, noir, long cons and lies, heartache and politics into something unique and engrossing.
Senior year is stressful. You’ve got gossip, drugs, conniving classmates, tyrannical teachers, party-planning, school plays, ill-fated romance, tests, oh, right, and scandal, murder, and tabloid coverage. But Flannery Culp and her sharp-tongued, high-achieving clique of girlfriends aren’t going to back down from the challenge.
It’s New Jersey, not California, but if you’re looking for side-splitting mystery with larger-than-life characters, a wise-cracking heroine, and a selection of unsuitable love interests to choose from, check out Stephanie Plum.
Melinda Sordino begins her freshman year as a cynical social pariah with a bad attitude and a nightmare she won’t talk about. Speak is a stark, poignant, darkly funny depiction of high school hellscapes and the aftermath of sexual assault.
Frankie was mild-mannered. Frankie was well-behaved. Frankie wouldn’t pull pranks, date a senior, infiltrate a secret society, smash the patriarchy, or become a criminal mastermind. Frankie needed a change.
“And for about the millionth time in her life she felt an overwhelming gratitude for her best friend. Because she knew he wouldn’t mention this afterward; she knew he wouldn’t take it as a sign that she was losing her nerve or was in too deep. There weren’t many people in this world who would let you be vulnerable and still believe you were strong.”