Today, we’re thrilled to be hosting a stop on the official blog tour for Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker, the first book in the new High School Horror series — which re-imagines classic horror novels in a contemporary, teen setting. For today’s stop, Chandler stops by with a REAL high school horror story. Check out her guest post below, then keep reading for more about the book and your chance to win a copy!
What high school experience would be complete without a real, live Mean Girl? Not mine, unfortunately. My Mean Girl came in the form of a cute, tiny blonde who never wore the same outfit twice. We’ll call her “Lexie.”
I went to a small, nerdy magnet school. We didn’t have sports and we’d all been going there since the fourth grade. In, perhaps the nerdiest move ever, my mom encouraged my friendship with Lexie by asking Lexie over to a sleepover at our house. Lexie went to the local public high school and was outgoing, had a popular older sister and a great sense of style. She was brash and fearless whereas I was naturally quiet and probably a little sensitive.
Lexie and I became friends fast and hard. We were inseparable. I had no idea that she had a history of having a long string of revolving best friends, so I was all in. We had an inordinate number of inside jokes, she helped me dress like not a total loser….
You get the picture.
All was going swimmingly up to the point where we were set to go on a church mission trip together. We’d been excited for weeks. I showed up to get on the van for the one billion hour drive from South Florida to North Carolina only to find that our friendship was apparently dead. Only I hadn’t gotten the memo. Lexie was giving me the cold shoulder. She wouldn’t speak to me. Wouldn’t acknowledge me. Worse she made fun of me relentlessly on that trip and since she knew me pretty darn well by that point, she was really good at making me fun of me. I guess we have to give her credit for that much.
A few days in, Lexie and her new friends successfully plotted to steal my makeup. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that my aesthetic is not super natural. I have very blonde features so I’m basically addicted to my mascara, eyebrow pencil, the works. I don’t feel comfortable going anywhere without it on. Lexie stole all of my makeup and hid it and I had to spend the rest of the week miserable and looking like a ghost.
Near the end of the week, during a worship service, I followed her into the bathroom at a moment when I knew it would be just the two of us. I asked if we could talk. I pathetically asked what I’d done wrong and why she was acting this way toward me. After all, we were best friends….weren’t we?
She told me she didn’t know what I was talking about. Because that’s the way mean girls do it. We never spoke again.
Now, if only I were Taylor Swift and could set this to song…
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- Add High School Horror: Teen Frankenstein to your to-read list on Goodreads.
- Join in on social media with #HighSchoolHorror
- Visit Chandler Baker’s website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
High school meets classic horror in this groundbreaking new series.
It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hit someone with her car. And killed him. But all is not lost–Tor, being the scientific genius she is, brings him back to life…
Thus begins a twisty, turn-y take on a familiar tale, set in the town of Hollow Pines, Texas, where high school is truly horrifying.
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Do YOU have a high school horror story? Share yours in the comment below & you could win! We’re giving away a copy of Teen Frankenstein to one winner — PLUS, Chandler is picking her TOP 3 STORIES from the comments of ALL stops on the blog tour to receive a very special prize!!! So you share one story, and get entered into TWO amazing contests!
Contest is open to U.S. & Canada only. Our contest runs through midnight (PT) on Saturday, January 23rd.
For our contest, be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form HERE after you’ve commented below to complete your entry & earn extra chances to win.
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Check out the rest of the great blog tour for Teen Frankenstein here:
|Full Blog Tour Schedule
|12-Jan||Good Books and Good Wine|
|13-Jan||Jana’s Book List|
|15-Jan||Sci Fi Chick|
|19-Jan||Working for the Mandroid|
|20-Jan||Katie’s Book Blog|