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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review: DEAD GIRLS DON'T LIE by Jennifer Shaw Wolf (Walker Books {Bloomsbury}, September 2013)

From JenniferShawWolf.com: 
Rachel died at two a.m . . . Three hours after Skyler kissed me for the first time. Forty-five minutes after she sent me her last text. 

Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before. . .before that terrible night at the old house. Before Rachel shut Jaycee out. Before Jaycee chose Skyler over Rachel. Then Rachel is found dead. The police blame a growing gang problem in their small town, but Jaycee is sure it has to do with that night at the old house. Rachel’s text is the first clue—starting Jaycee on a search that leads to a shocking secret. Rachel’s death was no random crime, and Jaycee must figure out who to trust before she can expose the truth. 

Audience: YA
Genre: YA, Mystery
Length: 353 pgs

Rating: **** (Really liked it)

Review: Remember how I didn't quite know what to do about Jennifer Shaw Wolf's other book, BREAKING BEAUTIFUL. How it was fantastic and it drew me in, but I just don't do issue books? I knew this one wouldn't be like that. Again, it drew me in in the first few pages and I didn't want to put it down. I think the clues to what was going on were set at the perfect pace and mostly I discovered right along with Jaycee. Even the stuff I figured out, it was still absolutely believable that a person in that situation wouldn't see what we see as readers. Even though I sort of saw where it was going at about mid-way through, it was still a great twist to the story.

Sex 2/5 - Kissing between Jaycee and Skylar gets heated at moments, but never beyond that.
Language 1/5 - There's a few instances.
Violence 3/5 - It IS a mystery and it involves gang violence. It talks about blood, fights, stabbings, and shootings.
Substance abuse - Underage drinking at parties, but Jaycee doesn't participate.
Overall rating - PG-16 

Source: Bought Kindle copy via Amazon

Try this. Like dark YA...er, as dark as I get anyway! ;) Check out MIND GAMES by Kiersten White.

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