Little monsters / Kara Thomas.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: Kacey is starting a new life in Broken Falls with her father, stepmother, a stepbrother and-- strangest of all-- an adoring younger half sister. She's even welcomed into a tight new circle of friends: Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them. Then they start acting distant, and don't invite her to the biggest party of the year. Bailey never makes it home from that party-- and everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers. Sometimes when you're the new girl, you shouldn't trust anyone.-- Adapted from book jacket.
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      THOMAS, K. Little monsters. First edition. [s. l.]: Delacorte Press, 2017. ISBN 9780553521498. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
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      Thomas K. Little Monsters. First edition. Delacorte Press; 2017. Accessed August 14, 2020.
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      Thomas, K. (2017). Little monsters (First edition.). Delacorte Press.
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      Thomas, Kara. 2017. Little Monsters. First edition. Delacorte Press.
    • Harvard:
      Thomas, K. (2017) Little monsters. First edition. Delacorte Press. Available at: (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
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      Thomas, K 2017, Little monsters, First edition., Delacorte Press, viewed 14 August 2020, .
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      Thomas, Kara. Little Monsters. First edition., Delacorte Press, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Thomas, Kara. Little Monsters. First edition. Delacorte Press, 2017.
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      Thomas K. Little monsters [Internet]. First edition. Delacorte Press; 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 June #1

Ever since Kacey's social worker brought her to Broken Falls to live with her estranged father and his family, she's developed a tight-knit friendship with Bailey and Jade, two misfit girls desperate to escape their small Midwestern town. Kacey is finally feeling comfortable with her dad, stepmom, stepbrother, and half sister, so when Bailey goes missing and Kacey becomes a suspect, she's worried that, among other things, this new family she's come to love will abandon her, too. But swirling around Kacey's anxieties are truly insidious secrets, and Thomas unspools the truth at a tantalizing pace, turning suspicion for Bailey's ever-lengthening disappearance from character to character. Occasional entries from Bailey's diary reveal her disturbing motivations, which Kacey gradually uncovers as she starts her own investigation. Thomas keeps the atmosphere taut and suspenseful by incorporating a menacing urban legend and plenty of red herrings to throw readers off the scent, while Kacey's compelling character and narrative keep the story firmly grounded in her complicated emotional reality. This gritty page-turner will easily hook a broad range of readers. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

Escaping a tumultuous home life with her mother, Kacey finds stability in Wisconsin with her father and new stepfamily. Kacey even quickly makes friends--but when one of them disappears, Kacey becomes embroiled in the investigation and gains new insights into the friends' motivations. Some narrative choices feel overly flummoxing, but fans of psychological thrillers will nevertheless respond to this dark, twisty mystery. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 May #4

Thomas's (The Darkest Corners) twisted and atmospheric dive into the psychology of teenage girls holds a horrifying fascination. Kacey has had a difficult go of things. After fights with her mother became untenable, she moved from Rochester, N.Y., to Broken Falls, Wis., to live with the father she's never met, his new wife, and her stepsiblings. Despite being labeled as different, thanks to her "punk hair" and mysterious past, Kacey befriended classmates Jade and Bailey, though it's a relationship fraught with minefields. When Kacey's 13-year-old sister, Lauren, joins Kacey and her friends for a séance at the site of a massacre, everything starts to unravel. Kacey finds herself ostracized from Bailey and Jade—and then Bailey disappears. What follows is equal parts mystery and introspection as Kacey begins to question her life, her choices, and everyone around her in a quest to find justice. It's an intense psychological thriller that all but ensures the lights will be left on between dusk and dawn. Ages 14–up. Agent: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media. (July)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.