Happy Friday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE FALLING GIRLS! I’m so excited because today I have an interview with Hayley Krischer to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it, PLUS enter for a chance to win a print copy!
The Falling Girls by Hayley Krischer
Published on October 5, 2021 by Razorbill
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Queer, Thriller, YA
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Shade and Jadis are everything to each other. They share clothes, toothbrushes, and even matching stick-and-poke tattoos. So when Shade unexpectedly joins the cheerleading team, Jadis can hardly recognize who her best friend is becoming.
Shade loves the idea of falling into a group of girls; she loves the discipline it takes to push her body to the limits alongside these athletes . Most of all, Shade finds herself drawn to The Three Chloes--the insufferable trio that rules the squad--including the enigmatic cheer captain whose dark side is as compelling as it is alarming.
Jadis won't give Shade up so easily, though, and the pull between her old best friend and her new teammates takes a toll on Shade as she tries to forge her own path. So when one of the cheerleaders dies under mysterious circumstances, Shade is determined to get to the bottom of her death. Because she knows Jadis--and if her friend is responsible, doesn't that mean she is, too?
what is THE FALLING GIRLS about in two sentences?
Best friends Shade and Jadis reach a breaking point when Shade joins the cheerleading squad and falls in with a group of girls, The Three Chloes. When one of the cheerleaders dies at the Homecoming dance, Shade can’t help but think it might be her best friend.
What was your inspiration for THE FALLING GIRLS?
All girls and women go through friendship break ups and it tears them apart. I wanted to explore those dark feelings as well as delve into what it feels like when you meet a new friend and how intoxicating that is.
Do you have any writing quirks or superstitions when it comes to writing?
I got this idea from Alexander Chee: I make a tarot card spread for my characters as I’m writing.
Who are some authors that inspire you?
Megan Abbott, Courtney Summers, Laurie Moore, Alice Munro, Flannery O’Connor
Favorite childhood book?
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Favorite all-time book you will read again and again?
Howard’s End by E.M. Forester
What is the take-away message you want readers to know about THE FALLING GIRLS?
It’s OK to want to break away from your friend to be true to yourself. You shouldn’t feel bad about being who you are and staying true to yourself. A true friend will still be there for you.
What do you think about The Falling Girls? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!