Meet Mila, a fat Mexican-American teen witch in a small, boring town. Well, technically she’s a Wiccan. If you hadn’t already guessed, her life isn’t exactly easy at Fairmont Academy, and her best (and only) friend is a fellow Wiccan weird girl, Riley. But Mila has a pretty huge problem: Riley was just found dead in a creek around the same time the bodies of two infamous mean girls from their school were found hanging in the trees near the bank.
Although the local police have ruled Riley’s death as a suicide, Mila is convinced that Riley was murdered. Naturally, Mila decides to get some magic involved in her investigation, and when a mysterious grimoire shows up that contains a spell called “The Seven-Day Breath of Life,” she knows the best way to find the identity of Riley’s killer is to bring her back to life and ask Riley herself. Of course, a local coven of older witches warn her of the dangerous consequences that come with dabbling in dark spells, and Mila soon discovers that having Riley back comes with a price.
Don’t miss Lily Anderson’s smart debut that combines a witchy mystery with a tender tale of friendship. With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, Undead Girl Gang is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year.