Jane is the sort of quiet, ordinary new girl who can walk down the hallways of her school without being noticed by anyone - not the football boys, the stoners, the debaters, the drama geeks, and especially not the Bitches, the school royalty made up of one girl from each class who is so transcendentally beautiful and fascinating that no one can help but worship her. But miraculously the Bitches do notice Jane and seem to be considering her for a new place in their group; she just has to want it more than she's ever wanted anything. And Jane does. So much so that when she discovers the sinister secret to the Bitches' popularity, that they take it from other girls through occult offerings, she goes along with their creepy rituals. That is, until the night of the Fall Fling, when the Bitches' power is turned against one girl and Jane must choose between participating in an act of terrifying savagery or giving up the popularity she desires so badly.
This is Lauren Myracle's fourth novel. She is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA Program for children's writers and is extremely well connected to the writing community.