In Her Place
#5 in StopSlutShaming
The story everyone knows of the lovable good girl falling in love with the dreamy popular boy...told from the perspective of the mean girl that everyone loves to hate.
Addison Holland knew her place. As the monarch of the rigid social hierarchy of her high school, the seed of envy in every girl's mind, and the image flashing in every boyfriend's mind as he kissed his plain girlfriend, Addison was content. Addison was a bitch. Addison was the Queen Bee.
Until Rosalyn came along from North Carolina and stole the attention of every person in Addison's school, including Addison's ex-boyfriend. Until Rosalyn Montgomery came along with her irresistibly innocent face and sweet persona and sugar and spice and all things nice and became the wet dream of every guy who used to kiss the ground Addison walked upon. Until Rosalyn Montgomery came along and ruined Addison's life.
Now Addison's what she used to point at and pity: a nobody.
At the bottom of the social pyramid that Addison once lived upon, Addison must choose between grasping onto whatever she had before popularity and social pressures and seeking the praise of other took over her life, or trying desperately to regain the social standing that she believes is all she has.
Now that she's just been demoted from the Queen Bee to just another nobody, Addison gains perspective. Standing back, she starts to notice the cracks and crevices and constraints of the social structure she once relied on that turned her into a stereotypical nightmare. Without the pressures of being what's expected of her, she has no choice but to see the toxicity and normalizations of hatred in the high school that she once thought of as her castle.
With the help of her cynical little sister, a beautiful boy, and her Taylor Swift Playlist, Addison seeks to find herself outside of the poisonous trend of girl hate.
This isn't Rosie's story. This isn't the good girl's story. This is every girl's story.