A smart and twisty debut YA that starts off like Friday Night Lights and ends with the power and insight of Dear White People.
Seton Academic High is a prep school obsessed with its football team and their thirteen-year conference win streak, a record that players always say they’d never have without Seton’s girls. What exactly Seton girls do to make them so valuable, though, no one ever really says. They're just "the best." But the team’s quarterback, the younger brother of the Seton star who started the streak, wants more than regular season glory. He wants a state championship before his successor, Seton’s first Black QB, has a chance to overshadow him. Bigger rewards require bigger risks, and soon the actual secrets to the team's enduring success leak to a small group of girls who suddenly have the power to change their world forever.
About the Author
When she isn't writing, Charlene Thomas works as a marketer. Seton Girls is her first novel.
★"Poignant conversations examining the lack of accountability for wealthy, well-protected men in power permeate this thought-provoking story."–Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A timely examination of consent, power, and who owns the rights to the truth."–Kirkus Reviews
"Thomas executes a smartly plotted debut where every page is fraught with tension.... This bold and unapologetic story of female empowerment will stay with readers long after the last page."—Booklist
"A timely addition to the #MeToo conversation, one that asks important questions about privilege— especially white male privilege—and consent."—Washington Independent Review of Books