Squad

Squad

This darkly comic debut novel by an award-winning playwright is like Mean Girls meets Heathers with a splash of Bring it On.

Jenna Watson is a cheerleader. But it’s not some Hollywood crap. Cheerleaders are not every guy’s fantasy; they are not the “popular girls” or the “mean girls” of Marsen High School. They’re too busy for that. They're literally just some human females trying to live their lives and do a perfect toe touch. But that all changed after Raejean stopped talking to Jenna and started hanging out with Meghan Finnegan. Jenna stopped getting invited out with the rest of the squad and she couldn’t tell if it was on purpose or if it was all in her head.

At times heartbreaking, at others hilarious, Squad follows Jenna through her attempts to get revenge on Raejean and invent a new post-cheer life for herself through LARPING (live action role-playing) and a relationship with a trans guy that feels like love—but isn't. In the, end Jenna discovers that who she is is not defined by which squad she's in.

Title:Squad
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374307509

    Squad Reviews

  • Amanda

    I really liked parts of this novel and other parts I just totally couldn't relate with. Overall if wound up being not for me. The writing is good, but the plot could use some work. I don't read a lot ...

  • Mariah

    If you think I want to read this because the author has the same name as me, and it comes out 6 days before my 26th birthday... you would be right. ...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]

    3.5 stars, rounded upCheerleading. Best friends. LARPing. Falling in and out of relationships. All in a sophomore year, right?Holy moly do I have feels about this book. I'm so torn.For the purposes of...

  • Amber

    I don't know what I was expecting when I requested this book; I think I thought this would be a darker book, but instead we got your classic coming-to-age story. I'm happy I read it, but it's not some...

  • Flavia

    I was really excited about Squad when I first heard about it because it was pitched as a mix of Mean Girls and Bring it On (which are both movies that I really enjoy)! When I picked the book up and st...

  • thi

    I feel like you could easily read either too much or too little into this but I’m taking this at surface value and just want to say that you need to have been a teenage girl to be here for it I’m ...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    Rating: 3.5 StarsWhen I first saw the cover of this book, I thought this was going to be a story about cheerleading, but it's really a tale of one girl's struggle, when she loses her "squad".Jenna cou...

  • Andrea

    I need more! This ended so soon and I want more PLEASE! In Squad, we follow Jenna Watson, a cheerleader who lately can't do anything right. Her best friend, Raejean, has been avoiding her to hang out ...

  • dumplin?

    sjdjdjd no offense what was the plot of this book...

  • Kenzie Halbert

    I sat down to read something fun and light and stumbled upon a book that felt like it was written for me. I felt so completely transported back to my time on a team not unlike Jenna’s: the intensity...