Monday, July 12, 2010

Review: "Bad Girls Don't Die"

Bad Girls Don't Die
by Katie Alender
April 21st 2009
352 pages
From Goodreads: Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude. 

When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in. 

Alexis wants to think that it's all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks are becoming life-threatening--to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the class president. Alexis knows she's the only person who can stop Kasey -- but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?

My Thoughts: If you scare easily, you'll probably want to read this book in the middle of a nice sunny day. I however, don't scare easily, and I read this book on a stormy night and I must admit, I was spooked!

Alexis is a loner who lives her life through her camera. She had a best friend at one time, but after the cheerleaders tormented her once best friend, she ended up moving away. Needless to say, Alexis and the cheerleaders really loathe each other. She occasionally hangs out with a group of misfit/goth/punk kids, but she feels that they really try too hard to be something they're not, and she doesn't really seem to fit in with them either. Oh, and on top of all that, her sister is possessed!

Carter, one of the most popular boys in school, takes a special interest in Alexis after accidentally hitting her in the head with a door. Mix in Meagan, one of those horrible cheerleaders, who has a special warning for Alexis about her sweet and incredibly creepy sister, Kasey, and you have an enthralling story about 4 unique characters that you can't help but love!

Things start off a little slowly with just enough of a creepy element that kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know more until the very end where Kasey became more violent and incredibly dangerous. Personally I do recommend that you read this on a stormy night... if you're brave enough.

6 comments:

  1. OMG this sounds great.....a deffinate add to my wish list

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  2. ooooh I think I need to read this :)

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  3. I have this tbr list and I've seen the book trailer and it all looks amazing. Your review wants me to take it off my tbr pile and read it asap. Great review XD

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  4. Wow...what a creepy, interesting book!

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  5. Hi, Kelli! Thanks so much for this great review! I'm so impressed that you read it on a stormy night. I can't do anything remotely brave on a stormy night, LOL.

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