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The initial insult / Mindy McGinni.

McGinnis, Mindy, (author.).


"In the first book of a suspenseful YA duology, award-winning author Mindy McGinnis draws inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe and masterfully delivers a dark, propulsive mystery in alternating points of view that unravels a friendship...forevermore. Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and Truly Devious! Tress Montor's family used to mean something-until she didn't have a family anymore. When her parents disappeared seven years ago while driving her best friend home, Tress lost everything. The entire town shuns her now that she lives with her drunken, one-eyed grandfather at what locals refer to as the ٢White Trash Zoo.٣ Felicity Turnado has it all: looks, money, and a secret. One misstep could send her tumbling from the top of the social ladder, and she's worked hard to make everyone forget that she was with the Montors the night they disappeared. Felicity has buried what she knows so deeply that she can't even remember what it is...only that she can't look at Tress without feeling shame and guilt. But Tress has a plan. A Halloween costume party at an abandoned house provides the ideal situation for Tress to pry the truth from Felicity-brick by brick-as she slowly seals her former best friend into a coal chute. Tress will have her answers-or settle for revenge."-- Amazon

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062982421
  • ISBN: 0062982427
  • ISBN: 9780800000400
  • ISBN: 0800000404
  • ISBN: 9780062982438
  • ISBN: 0062982435
  • Physical Description: 369 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Award Book
Target Audience Note:
14-17 years
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.5 10 511911.
Awards Note:
Gateway Readers Award nominee 2023-2024
Subject: High school students > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Parties > Fiction.
Halloween > Fiction.
Ohio > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

Available copies

  • 37 of 43 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 43 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cameron Public Library Y MCG (Text) 32311111199405 Youth Fiction Available -

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