Living Dead Girl
This is Alice.
She was taken by Ray five years ago.
She thought she knew how her story would end.
She was wrong.
15-year-old "Alice" has lived with Ray since she was 10. Kidnapped from a school field trip and taken to Shady Pines Apartmen...more
When an author begins writing, they usually decide what sort of stories they will write most o...more
I read this book in one setting. It is truly powerful. The emotion– sadness, despair it’s so apparent it’s freaky. How can I say that I loved a book about abduction, sexual abuse, and suffering? Why do you...more
Well, the book leaves scars I can definitely tell you that much. I didn't know quite what to expect from this book, all I'd heard about it previously was that it's a story about abuse and a very short read (170 pages, large writing in my edition). I'd heard reviewers describe it as 'disturbing', but I didn't dwell on that too much, I assumed that when you've read a couple of Stephen King's books (namely It, Misery, etc.) you'd pretty much got your heard around 'disturbing'.
I was wrong. The auth...more
I love twisted, I love dark, I love a mind melt. But not like this...never ever like this.
APPARENTLY THIS IS YA WHAT THE FUH WORLD?? WHY??
My face reading this...
I actually enjoyed the writing and I wasn't bored or anything, I kind of want to finish it but I feel too much like a sicko- not a judgment of people who have read it at all. I just feel like a voyeur and in this context I have NO DESIRE to read it.
I have kids and maybe this is why....I am used to warnings and usually this m...more
The book is incredibly disturbing - as it should be. I wanted the entire time to just run to where she was, break the door down and ge...more
And now I've got that out of my system, which is good, because Living Dead Girl, as the title suggests, is no laughing matter. It's really, really dark and depressing. Remember 2004 when emo was still in full swing, and people still used xanga, and it was super popular to post tons of depressing pictures and blog entries about how much life sucked and how much you wanted to end it all, right now? This is 170 pages of that.
I have to give Elizabeth Scott kudos for creating a very realistic in its atrociousness story that won't leave anyone untouched. The despicable...more
I am usually pretty liberal when it comes to teen books I understand that teen books are often on the cutting edge and pushing the boundaries of comfort for their readers to introduce them to the world we live in.
The reasons for which I gave this book only...more
If I had just a handful of words to describe Living Dead Girl, they'd be: powerful, haunting, and unputdownable.
It is the story of a girl caught in a nightmare. "Alice." A girl who at the age of ten was reborn.
Those were the first words I ever...more
The writing, I must admit, is absolutely horrible, and I assume this is seriously one of the worst writi...more
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Regardless of the content, the subject matter, Living Dead Girl is well-crafted. Every word has a purpose, every sentence deliberate. The imagery is in-your-face, brazen,...more
This books was really amazing but i don't know if i would recommend it to anybody...it was really hard for me to read it...I saw on the internet some people complaining that although it was an awesome book it was too small (170 pages)...well, first of all it wasn't awesome...it was horrible. You can't read this book and then say it's awesome, because it doesn't make you feel like that when you finish it...it makes you feel like shit, it makes you feel like it should make you feel...and secondly,...more
Living Dead Girl is about a girl who was abducted at the age of 10. She is now 15 and fears that her abductor, Ray, is going to kill her and seek a younger girl to replace her. Half of her wants the pain to end and half of her...more
"Alice" was abducted by a child predator while on a school field trip at age 10 and has been a victim of Ray's sexual, mental, and physical abuse ever since...more
This book deals with a horrifying topic--the kidnapping, rape, and subjugation of a girl three days shy of her tenth birthday--in a non-exploitative and minimally graphic way. It deserves five stars for that.
This book is well-written, if a bit heavy on the "once upon a time" device. It deserves five stars for that.
And from a psychological study standpoint, this book definitely deserves five stars.
But it w...more
|Ending (SPOILERS*****)||4||53||Mar 07, 2013 11:15am|
|Did you like it?||17||86||Feb 04, 2013 07:04pm|
|sad||51||167||Aug 25, 2012 09:36pm|
|Young Adult Book ...: Final Thoughts||22||82||Nov 08, 2011 10:34am|
|Young Adult Book ...: Who's reading along||44||76||Nov 05, 2011 01:11pm|
|Young Adult Book ...: "I've seen enough television to know Ray is missing something other than his soul"||12||83||Nov 04, 2011 02:21pm|
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