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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

Title: Bad Girls Don't Die
Author: Katie Alender
Age Group: Teens
# of Pages: 346
My Rating: 4/5

Alexis's sister, Kasey, is into dolls and is considered an oddball because of her eccentric personality. Alexis doesn't think much of it though. But when Kasey changes eye colour and acts a bit killer, there is something definitely wrong. With her sister possessed, Alexis must find a way to rid of the unwanted guest before it makes Kasey do something terrible.

I had mix feelings for Alexis. In the beginning, I liked her because she appeared to be very real and her personality was dynamic. I like how she fully enjoys photography because I rarely see characters have a hobby of their own. When this guy named Carter came along and wanted to be her friend however, she was all "Why do you want to be friends with me? I'm not interesting." I facepalmed. That got me disliking her for a bit because I don't believe in something like that. When someone wants to be your friend, just go with it. Unless you hate them or something, don't go telling them that you are not worth their time. I hate people like that. In the end though, I was fine with her again because she did learn a few things along the way.

The story is not pure horror where you are scared the daylights out of. However, there is a great mix of mystery and intrigue. I think Alender did a fabulous job on the story of the ghost that possessed Kasey and made Alexis have flashbacks of the ghost's memories. I loved how Alexis found out about the ghost through the town's old archives and pieced them together. It is like a mini adventure where Alexis is able to explore and experience her hometown's history.

Bad Girls Don't Die is not a horror story that will chill you to the bone but it's definitely one that you will remember.

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Kayla :) said...

I read this book a few months ago, and liked it too. I also thought it was odd that Alexis thought she wasn't good enough to be his friend. Whenever someone wants to be my friend, I'm just glad I found someone new to talk to.

Liviania said...

It is odd how people in books act towards offers of friendship. I don't know people who say "I'm not worthy!" in real life.

Laina said...

I loved this one :D I dunno... I still get that way sometimes even if it's just online people. Maybe you all just have more confidence, but there are a lot of times when I don't think I'm that interesting.