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Estelle: Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: September 17, 2013 Publisher: Walker Childrens Pages: 352 Target audience:  Young adult / thriller Keywords: murder investigation, friendship, gangs Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Other books reviewed by Jennifer Shaw Wolf: Breaking Beautiful Summary: After not speaking for […]

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November 4, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Alexa Y. - A good thriller/mystery is always a fun read, particularly when it draws you in to the point where you just MUST know what happens and how it all gets tied up in the end. There’s seriously something intriguing about this book, though the gang aspect brings to mind the Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles. I’m glad that this one is focused heavily on friendship though, because that certainly makes it different.

October 16, 2013 - 9:43 pm

Lauren @ Love is not a triangle - The fact that this one kept you turning the pages quickly is a big plus for it! I definitely freaked myself out reading your review though. Not only is this story scary, but I’m having trouble with the name Jaycee, since the only reference I have to it is that girl that was kidnapped and in-prisoned in someone’s backyard for like 19 years. Now I’m really freaking myself out. Not sure this one is for me, but I didn’t know a lot about it previously, and I appreciate the review.

October 15, 2013 - 11:01 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I love Jennifer Shaw Wolf’s writing, but I always have some issue with her books that stop me from really, really liking them. I think I’m more partial to Dead Girls Don’t Lie over Breaking Beautiful. I loved the twist in Dead Girls Don’t Lie and all the social commentary stuff. Great review!

October 15, 2013 - 7:54 am

Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads - I’m really glad you liked this one even if I didn’t so much!! Maybe I just read it at the wrong time. Or it’s just one of those books everyone else likes but I don’t like as much >.<

October 14, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - YES E!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! I read it over the summer and couldn’t stop gushing over it. The best part was my youngest sister (15 & SO not a reader) devoured it in a single night and couldn’t stop texting me about it. 🙂 How awesome.
I loved both this one & FIND ME and I think it was for FM that you rec’d DANGEROUS GIRLS – definitely reading that one soon!

October 14, 2013 - 3:59 pm

April Books & Wine - This seems like it would be a good fall/Halloween sort of book – in that there is a mystery set in a small town and those are always reserved for fall for me. The whole can’t put down thing appeals to me too. Also, I know my coblogger was a fan of her debut. I think I will wait on picking up a copy of this to see what Allison thinks of it in comparison.

October 14, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Rachel - Yesyesyesyes. I have this one out from the library and I haven’t read any reviews about it yet, so I am SO HAPPY you enjoyed this one. I obviously trust your taste in thrillers because you were the one who introduced me to Dangerous Girls. Everything about this story sounds really interesting, and I’m glad to hear it’s addicting!

October 14, 2013 - 9:23 am

Bookworm1858 - I wasn’t completely engaged by the characters either but found this difficult to put down as well-I just had to know how it panned out. I’m still debating if I want to give Breaking Beautiful a try-I really want to connect more with the characters in that one.

Magan: Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott

Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott (website | facebook) Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Pages: 224 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: gangs, disappearing teenager, abandonment, poetry, male POV Format Read: ARC received at TLA from publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Sam and Luis are two very unlikely friends. They don’t speak or look one […]

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July 9, 2014 - 10:54 pm

Dj2018 - Y did this guy write this book with that ending! Lol this was a very good book, made u feel for the characters. There are few books that can relate to actual problems, but still be interesting, and this is one of those books that u just can’t put down. Wonderful. Patrick Flores-Scott, you are a wonderful author, keep up the good work.

September 18, 2013 - 3:19 am

Alexa Y. - I hadn’t heard of this one before, but it sounds really interesting. I love that it features a friendship between two boys, and the poetry aspect sounds really cool too.

September 15, 2013 - 11:56 am

Shelve It: September 15, 2013, Estelle - […] thoughts on Jumped In by Patrick Flores Scott Estelle’s review of Cherry Money Baby by John Cusick Joint discussion […]

September 14, 2013 - 12:07 am

Bookworm1858 - I’m glad you’re bringing this to our attention as it’s one I hadn’t heard of at all though it sounds like something I’d definitely enjoy. Male POV, the power of teachers and literature to improve lives? What’s not to like?