Bunny - Mona Awad


By Mona Awad

  • Release Date: 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 3.5
From 279 Ratings


Soon to be a major motion picture

"Jon Swift + Witches of Eastwick + Kelly 'Get In Trouble' Link + Mean Girls + Creative Writing Degree Hell! No punches pulled, no hilarities dodged, no meme unmangled! O Bunny you are sooo genius!" —Margaret Atwood, via Twitter

"A wild, audacious and ultimately unforgettable novel." Michael Schaub, Los Angeles Times

"Awad is a stone-cold genius." —Ann Bauer, The Washington Post

The Vegetarian
meets Heathers in this darkly funny, seductively strange novel from the acclaimed author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl.

"We were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very nearly did, didn't we?"

Samantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort--a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other "Bunny," and seem to move and speak as one.

But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies' fabled "Smut Salon," and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door--ditching her only friend, Ava, in the process. As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the Bunnies' sinister yet saccharine world, beginning to take part in the ritualistic off-campus "Workshop" where they conjure their monstrous creations, the edges of reality begin to blur. Soon, her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies will be brought into deadly collision. 

The spellbinding new novel from one of our most fearless chroniclers of the female experience, Bunny is a down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, friendship and desire, and the fantastic and terrible power of the imagination.

Named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Vogue, Electric Literature, and The New York Public Library


  • Refreshing tale of Rotting Femininity

    By jordan ayyy
    After years of the same old Mean Girl-esque narratives, Bunny draws on the cruelty of young women towards other young women as the main motivation rather than misogynistic ideals. A dark, convoluted cooler older sister of Heathers
  • Incomparable

    By DanieleRae
    I’ve never read anything like this and I don’t think I ever will again. “Bunny” blows it out of the water— if you are willing to suspend all disbelief and your sanity and just go with it.
  • Deranged magic

    By Meeeeeerrrreeeee
    Hard to explain. Like walking around in someone’s ketamine adventure. Fun read… you don’t want to get to the end, you want to get to read it forever.
  • Wonderful read

    By Audge717@gmail
    As a graduate student, this book was delightful to read. Absolutely loved it.
  • I wanted to love it but kind of just hated it

    By Carttty
    I feel so bad saying this but I really just did not like this book. It was very well written but the story itself was just too much for me.