Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
One night, Alexis is shooting her house when her sister pops out from behind a tree and she sees an eerie glow by her parents' bedroom window. She assumes that she's seeing things, until, moving over to the back door, she realizes that the glow is following them.
As Alexis stumbles into an awkward romance, things at home get stranger and stranger. Her sister begins to speak in an archaic language. And what happened with her best friend, the thing that no one will talk about?
A creepy ghost story which toes the line between spooky fantasy and high school reality/drama.
I was enticed by the cover image -- and who doesn't love a good possession story?
Bibliotherapeutic value: A story about someone who has purposefully disconnected herself from life having to get involved. About re-connecting and finding inner strength.
Alender, Katie. Bad Girls Don't Die. New York: Hyperion Books, 2009.
ISBN: 1423108760. $15.99.