The Blue Girl Author:Charles de Lint Seventeen-year-old Imogene's tough, rebellious nature has caused her more harm than good---so when her family moves to Newford, she decides to reinvent herself. She won't sode her punk/thrift-shop look, but she'll try to avoid the gang's work a little harder at school, and maybe even stay out of trouble for a change. — Her first friend at Redding... more » High, Maxine, is her exact opposite. Everyone considers Maxine a straight-A loser, but as Imogene soon learns, it's really Maxine's mother whose rules make it impossible for her to speak up for her true self. Oddly, the friendship works. Imogene helps Maxine loosen up, and in turn, Maxine keeps Imogene in line.
But trouble shows up anyway. Imogene catches the eye of Redding's bullies, as well as the school's resident teenage ghost. Then she gets on the wrong side of a gang of malicious fairies. When her imaginary childhood friend, Pelly, actually manifests, Imogene realizes that the impossible is all too real. And it's dangerous. If she wants to survive high school--not to mention stay alive--she has to fall back on skills she picked up from running with a gang. Even with Maxine and some unexpected allies by her side, will she be able to make it?