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Podcast: The Dark Side of Cheerleading in Novel Dare Me by Megan Abbott

I didn’t really think a book about cheerleaders could be turned into a first class noir that would keep me up late at night turning pages (I don’t own a nook, iPad, or kindle), but Megan Abbott did it with her latest novel, Dare Me.

No, most of us can’t imagine being a 16 year-old teenage cheerleader as the protagonist Addy is. But this is a chilling thriller about the struggle for power,  the consequences of illicit romance, and a young woman gaining the strength to break from the domination of her best friend.  Dare Me has the intrigue and tragedy of a Shakespearean play.  But this shouldn’t come as a surprise since Ms. Abbott has a Ph.D. in American and English Literature.  To listen to my interview with the Edgar Award winning author Megan Abbott,  click here: Megan Abbott Interview.

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