Tuesday, September 24, 2013
1:30 AM | Posted by Ashley G. |
Title: Dangerous Girls
Author: Abigail Haas
Format: Hardcover (provided by publisher for tour)
Release Date: July 16, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 5 Cows
Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that’s ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination.It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.Awaiting the judge’s decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone ever imagined…
WOW!! There are so many things I want to say about this book but I'm terrified of giving anything away! So I'll just say that this book is completely captivating and utterly shocking! DANGEROUS GIRLS kept me up until 2 in the morning reading and I actually read the book in one sitting! I started it and absolutely could not put it down!
When I first started DANGEROUS GIRLS I was immediately reminded of Natalie Holloway. Most of the book takes place in Aruba and a young girl is murdered there but that's where the similarities ended (at least for me). The story is told through Anna's perspectative and it alternates between the trial and flashbacks to how Anna and Elise became friends and what happened before.
Anna and Elise had one of those super close friendships. They did everything together. It was really mindboggling to me how everyone so easily believed that Anna had killed her best friend. Even her dad had doubts about her innocence. Hearing the story from Anna's perspectative really allows you to feel for her. You feel bad that no one believes her and that she is stuck locked in prison for months awaiting her trial.
I didn't care for most of the charcters. Mainly because all of Anna's friends completely abandoned her while she was awaiting trail and some even testified against her. Anna's boyfriend, Tate, was your classic spoiled rich kid (even though Anna tries to convince you that he isn't). Even Elise wasn't a favorite for me. Plus, you find out something about Elise that really turns you against her.
Despite my lack of love for the characters, it was all made up for in the plot. Haas does an excellent job of weaving a suspenseful story together. The whole time I just kept reading hoping to figure out what really happened. I came up with several "out-there" theroies (one, way out there theroy) but still was completely shocked when the truth finally came out!
DANGEROUS GIRLS is a suspenseful, thought-provoking, page turner that will have you thinking long after you turn the last page! What's more is that you'll find yourself re-reading the final pages over and over again struggling to do so without your mouth gaping open! This story has one of the most shocking (if not the most) endings I have ever read! I couldn't put it down and neither will you!
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About the Author
Abigail Haas has written two adult novels and four young adult contemporary novels under the name Abby McDonald. Dangerous Girls is her first young adult thriller. She grew up in Sussex, England, and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She lives in Los Angeles.
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