Jenny Green has had a horrid sophomore year. After some humiliating internet blog posts and being dumped for another girl, she begs her father to send her to boarding school in Canada where she hopes to make a fresh start. But then she gets spurned by one guy too many, prompting her to go on a killing spree to exact revenge.
Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year is a startling book. The basic principle of the novel—killing ex-boyfriends for revenge—is handled with a cavalier attitude, but instead of being amusing, it is troubling. The book is full of humor as Jenny makes light of the lavish and ridiculous lifestyles she and her friends live, but overall, the book really isn't too funny when you think about it. Jenny is a very three dimensional character and Belasen and Osborn do an excellent job and crafting an appropriately complicated plot, but many readers may not appreciate the dark message it sends. Instead of being darkly funny, Jenny is disturbing and the way she gets away with everything is disconcerting.