After getting caught 'in the act' with her best friend's ex on the last day of junior year, Kendall starts senior year friendless and ostracized by her peers. She plans to keep her head down until she leaves for the prestigious Young Astronomers Talent Search program in three months. But after discovering her online identity has been hacked and she's being framed for drug theft, Kendall is drawn into a tenuous partnership with the mastermind of a drug ring lurking on the outskirts of her Brooklyn private school. The longer she plays the role of 'bad girl,' the more she becomes her new reputation. If she wants to preserve her only chance of escaping high school early, repairing her tattered reputation, and ultimately saving her neck, she'll have to decide who she really is, and own it. Friends and enemies, detectives and drug dealers-no one is who they appear to be. Least of all Kendall.
Maxine Kaplan was born in Washington, DC. She and her twin sister spent their early childhoods trotting behind their journalist parents as they traveled around the world. When she hit the double digits, they settled in Brooklyn, NY, where she still lives today. She studied English and political science at Oberlin College and held a variety of positions in the publishing world before landing at her current job as a private investigator. The Accidental Bad Girl is her first novel.