The Girls I've Been by Sharpe, Tess
The Girls I've Been -- Tess Sharpe - Hardcover
Tess Sharpe

The Girls I've Been -- Tess Sharpe - Hardcover

Soon to be a Netflix film starring Millie Bobbie Brown! In this feminist, suspenseful thriller the daughter of a con artist is taken hostage in a bank heist--and will need to tap into all her skills in order to survive.


Nora O'Malley's been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up as her mother's protégé. But when her mom fell for the mark instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con: escape.

For five years Nora's been playing at normal. But she needs to dust off the skills she ditched because she has three problems:

#1: Her ex walked in on her with her girlfriend. Even though they're all friends, Wes didn't know about her and Iris.

#2: The morning after Wes finds them kissing, they all have to meet to deposit the fundraiser money they raised at the bank. It's a nightmare that goes from awkward to deadly, because:

#3: Right after they enter the bank, two guys start robbing it.

The bank robbers may be trouble, but Nora's something else entirely. They have no idea who they're really holding hostage . . .

Author: Tess Sharpe
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Published: 01/26/2021
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.06lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.60w x 1.50d
ISBN: 9780593353806
Age Range: 14-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.7
Point Value: 13
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 511874 / Girls I've Been

Award: Edgar Allan Poe Awards - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 11/30/2020
Booklist 12/01/2020 pg. 50
School Library Journal 12/01/2020 pg. 104
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2020

About the Author
Born in a mountain cabin to a punk-rocker mother, Tess Sharpe grew up in rural California. She lives deep in the backwoods with a pack of dogs and a growing colony of formerly feral cats. She is an author and anthology editor, and has written several award-winning and critically acclaimed books for children, teens and adults.