There’s something mysteriously appealing about killer schoolgirls in fiction. From the perspective of a former schoolgirl, there’s the idea of being more than a serial killer victim and taking an active role in a story – being able to defend yourself, or even becoming an aggressor. From an outside standpoint, there’s a certain contrast in the idea of an “innocent girl” laid against a person capable of not-so-innocent acts.
But no matter what the perspective, stories about killer schoolgirls – or killer former schoolgirls – are full of entertainment, suspense, and intensity.
Here are 17 books containing some of our favorite killer schoolgirls. Did we miss one of your favorites? Make sure to give us even more recommendations in the comments.