I will listen to Dare Me again. This is a multi-layered story and I am still thinking about it and coming up with new insights.
It gave me chills
I own a small shop selling custom/costume Jewelry. I love to listen to audio books while I create jewelry. I love all animals and get very upset when they aren't treated well, even in fiction.
Choppy, hard to follow. Waste of a credit. Very strange book. The reader was very good!
I have read a number of "Young Adult" books, of those this is the first time that I felt the story was strictly for young adults, it does not transcend to an older audience as many others can and do. I would guess that young adults would enjoy the dark edge of this story, but I found it pretty over-the-top juvenile.
I doubt it; I don't relate her story telling but I take responsability for that, the book is designated as "Young Adult".
The narration was an excellent match. Much of the dialog is extreme teen talk and even hard to listen to, but it is presented in a believable teen manner.
Although a bit extreme, I suspect the dark side of this story is one that many true young adult readers would find intriguing.
One reviewer related this story to "The Secret History", that is a very weak comparison. That story had smarts, this one does NOT.
I never felt like a I cared or hated any of the characters. This is amid at a cretin demographic and I was not one of them.
It's a lot like an LMN movie which I admit I like but other than that I didn't think it was that great. The cheerleaders are annoying, the story became predictable.
Say something about yourself!
Ok, I'll admit I just came off a 3 book Gillian Flynn jag and if you've read her you know how intense and well written her novels are; so I may be judging this book by to high a standard. Overall I would say that only about a quarter of the book really held my interest. Maybe had I been a cheerleader I would have enjoyed this more. The ending was a complete disappointment. Narrator did a good job.
This is a story of a mentally sick and hateful girl trying to control others including the other girls on their cheerleading squad.. Despicable language and attitudes. I found no redeeming value even in the protagonist who did not have the character to stop the tragedy to follow. I would not waste my time.
I picked up this book because I saw that one of my favorite mystery authors, Gyllian Flynn, recommended it. Parts of it felt too YA for me even though I enjoy a good YA novel. Other parts were like, "whoa! this is for kids?" The character development was pretty good in a lot of ways. But the rest of it just didn't pull together for me. Almost like a trashy teen novel trying to pretend it is something more meaningful.
A valley girl with no brain cells might like this book. I was so annoyed I stoped listening to it.
It was a story about basicly nothing. I guess i'm to old for the story line.
It fit the book, the reader did well.