Flannery Culp wants you to know the whole story of her spectacularly awful senior year. Tyrants, perverts, tragic crushes, gossip, cruel jokes, and the hallucinatory effects of absinthe -- Flannery and the seven other friends in the Basic Eight have suffered through it all. But now, on tabloid television, they're calling Flannery a murderer, which is a total lie. It's true that high school can be so stressful sometimes. And it's true that sometimes a girl just has to kill someone. But Flannery wants you to know that she's not a murderer at all -- she's a murderess.
About the Author
DANIEL HANDLER is the author of the novels "The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs" and, most recently, "Why We Broke Up", a collaboration with award-winning illustrator Maira Kalman that won a Michael J. Printz Honor. Under the name Lemony Snicket he has written the bestselling series All the Wrong Questions as well as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than 60 million copies and was the basis of a feature film. He is also the creator of several picture books, including the Charlotte Zolotow Award winning "The Dark", illustrated by Jon Klassen. His newest picture book is "29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy", illustrated by Lisa Brown. He lives with his family in San Francisco.