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17-year-old Stella Hamilton is the star blazing at the heart of Temperley High. Leader of the maliciously exclusive elite, she is surrounded by adulation; envied and lusted after in equal measure. And she is in the final stage of a five-year campaign to achieve her destiny: love with her equally popular male equivalent, and triumph as Head Girl on election night.

By contrast, new girl Caitlin Clarke has until now lived a quietly conformist life in New York. With the collapse of her parents’ marriage she has been sent across the Atlantic for an English boarding school education, only to discover that at Temperley, the only important rules are the unwritten ones. It's a world of the beautiful and the dangerous, and acceptance means staying on the right side of Stella Hamilton, the most beautiful and dangerous of them all.

Not everyone is happy to be under the Hamilton rule. But fighting the system means treading the same dark path as Stella - and if Caitlin puts a foot wrong, it's a long way down . . .

Eve is a powerful new voice in teen fiction and this creative and compelling thriller, with its strong cast of characters, explosive plot twists and shocking denouement, will leave sassy teenagers chomping at the bit for more.
Lancashire Evening Post
I would rate this book 10/10 because in my opinion it is an amazing, breath-taking and page-turning book. I absolutely will recommend it to all of my friends and any girl over the age of 11.
Guardian Children's Books Website
Teenage drama, romance and a battle to become Head Girl ... this month's most popular read on the children's books site is ... the spectacular teen read Stella by Helen Eve, described by our site members as 'exciting', 'page-turning' and 'profound'.

About Helen Eve

Helen Eve grew up in Lincolnshire and read English at Somerville College, Oxford. This is her first novel.

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