"Today at school Lucy Cunningham looked at me like I was something the cat coughed up. I don’t have to explain who Lucy is. You already know because there’s only one kind of girl who would look at anyone that way. I’m going to be completely honest here because, after all, what’s the point of pretending? So here goes. It really hurts when Lucy looks at me that way. But here’s what hurts even more. Sometimes when people look at me that way, I feel like maybe they’re right."
And so begins Wish You Were Dead, Todd Strasser’s award-winning mystery about the unintended consequences of ill wishes.