Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die #1)
When Alexis's little sister Kasey becomes obsessed with an antique doll, Alexis thinks nothing of it. Kasey is a weird kid. Period. Alexis is considered weird, too, by the kids in her high school, by her parents, even by her own Goth friends. Things get weirder, though, when the old house they live in starts changing. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the...more
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Alexis is a spunky teenager who loves photography that is having some family issues. Lately her younger sister Kasey has been ...more
In the opening chapter Alexis is taking pictures of her old, huge house at 3 in the night. While she is going in after taking the pictures she notices a strange yellow light at one of the windows of her house. This is the first occurrence of something unusual that Alexis notices. Kasey, her 12 year old young ...more
Oh. My. Jeebus. Only way to explain this book is UH-MAZING! I would give it 10 stars if I could. I loved it!! Finished it in about 3 hours. I could really relate to Alexis, her dad gives her the same puppy-dog be my friend look that my dad does. My mom works 24/7 too. Except I don't have a sister possessed by a creepy dead girl doll ghost thing. My house also doesn't have doors that close all by themselves or water that boils on an unlit stove. This book is so unlike all the ot ...more
In the beginning, for whatever reason, I had low hopes for this book. But when I started reading it, I was surprised how much I instantly liked it. I've read a lot of books where I constantly check the page number I'm on and I'm like "Ugh, is the chapter over yet?" and I'm so bored. But I also have read a lot of books that just suck me in so much that after a while, when I check what page I ...more
WHAAAAH MY MOTHER WANTS TO HAVE A CAREER!
WHAAAAH MY FATHER WANTS TO HAVE SOCIAL LIFE!
WHAAAAH MY SISTER IS YOUNG AND WEIRD!
WHAAAAH NO ONE UNDERSTANDS MY FAUX-LIBERAL AGENDA!
WHAAAAH NO ONE UNDERSTANDS MY NEED TO REBEL!
Rinse and repeat for 300+ pages. The only thing interesting about this story was the ghost aspect, but it really isn't strongly touched on until the last hundred and change pages. The way that the book wraps up is really weak and I don't know why this needs a sequel ...more
Superficial plot: A girl’s sister is possessed by the ghost of an evil asshole.
The real issue: Access to information.
Once this girl figures out what is happening, she tries to learn more about it. Her first stop is her school library. Her Internet searches are blocked by a filter that deems them inappropriate, so she talks to the librarian. The librarian tells her that any books on the paran ...more
let's start with the obvious: the title.
it's dumb. like stupid-dumb. and the girl on the cover, veiled mysteriously in a curtain, making her look like a demented bride or elaborate victorian doily, isn't doing the book any favors. other than this: when you see it, you need to pick it up and say, "what's this about then?" and then you read it. because it looks awful.
does that make any sense at all?
of course, then there is the plot, which, at ...more
There was once a little boy with fire-red hair that owned barbies and had lots of fun with them. He'd marry them with his Max Steel - all of them, because they were all obviously crazy about his rugged good looks and tanned six pack - and then make them have catfights and gossip sessions and whatever else he thought girls did when they looked as fabulous as did his ba ...more
Lexi is a girl that doesn't like cheerleaders or preps, yet she also doesn't fit in with the "Doom Squad" which are a group of kids she currently hangs out with who also hate cheerleaders or preps. I liked Lexi.
This book has a little of everything in it too. A little paranormal, a little mystery and suspense, and even a little romance.
I thought the story flowed ...more
As expected, we have t ...more
Maybe it’s the fact that I loved Alexis and would be willing to go lesbian if only she was real.
Maybe it’s the fact that she was a very real and relatable character and at times so awesome it hurt.
Maybe it’s the fact that her relationship with Kasey reminds me a lot of my own relationship with my sister.
Maybe it’s the fact that her dysfunctional family is relatable and sort ...more
Come play with us, the whispers begged. Come play with us.
I've been dabbling in "scary" novels for the past two months leading up to Halloween. Even Stephen King's Joyland didn't have quite the impact it had on me than Bad Girls Don't Die. Score one for actual frightening YA ghost stories!
I think your enjoyment of this hinges on two factors: whether you have a little sister (no seriously), and whether you're a fan of more straightforward ghost stories. The MC, Alexis, lives in a big old house ...more
Alexis might not be perfectly well-adjusted to high school life, but she finds her niche as an outspoken pink-haired smart-aleck quite satisfying, thank you very much.
Her four-person family is far from perfect, but they have always managed to get by, in their spooky architectural jumble of a house. Alexis' mother spends more time at work than at home, but so do millions of other moms across America. Kasey, her doll-obsessed little sister, is sometime ...more
Scary dolls are even scarier than scary clowns. When BGDD really gets going, it *really* goes there, and I loved every minute of it. I agree with the reviews that say they wanted to read more about all the characters, and so I am v. excited to hear that BGDD is now a trilogy! Yay for good book mitosis! Because this is a good book; the writing is funny and real, the story unfolds to epic proportions, and the MC is a likeably grouchy departure from our usual YA heroine. I can see why this book is ...more
That was a lot better than I thought it would be.
Alexis has a pretty messed up family. Her mom's an workaholic, her dad wants her to like him but she ignores him, and her sister has a creepy doll fetish.
But her life is going to take a turn for the weird when she tells her sister a story that has an unhappy background. Soon after, Kasey begins to act strange. Not just weird little sister strange...but dangerous strange.
Alexis gets suspicious when their dad's car brakes malfunction and he ends u ...more
Alexis lives in an old, haunted-looking house with her parents and younger sister, Kasey. Kasey has always been a little odd to Alexis, but lately her behavior has been getting more disturbing. When Kasey starts using words that normally do ...more
Alexis is a great main character. She's really spunky, and I like her. The way the author wrote her voice really made me relate to her.
Kasey being posessed was really interesting to read about. This girl made me realize I wasn't crazy for hating dolls.
The love interest, Carter, was awesome. He didn't take up Ale ...more
It was a bit childish, I guess. A couple years back, I would love it. The only reason that I give it 3 stars instead of 2 was the theme. Despite the a ...more
Şimdi karakterler hakkında iki çift laf etmek istiyorum:
-Alexis Warren, ana karakterimiz oluyor, çevresindekiler uymadığını ve hiçbir yere ait olmadığını düşünen bir kız. Pembe saçları var. Asi ruhlu, doğru olduğunu düşündüğü şeylerin arkasında, yanlış olduğunu düşündüğü şeyleri de s ...more
Alexis was a bad ass with pink hair who has a big heart but also a smart mouth. I could identify with her so many ...more
I liked that the author showed you how Kasey becam ...more
The narration, by Alexis, is excellent. Her descriptions of the temperature changes and the malodorous odor ...more
1) c’è il solito spirito incazzato come una biscia, che vorrebbe vendicarsi dei discendenti di coloro che gli hanno fatto del male (e non ha neanche tutti i torti, perché di sicuro non si potrebbe candidarli al Premio Nobel per la Pace);
2) c’è la solita anima candida e sensibile alle atmosfere, che diventa facile preda degli struggimenti di quella creatura antica che vagola per la casa;
3) e c’è il solito, improbabile eroe, che pens ...more
because, this book didn't scare me at all. It didn't even concern me. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I just didn't get to know the characters enough to really worry about them. I didn't understand why Carter liked Alexis, or why Kasey kept ...more
I couldn't put this book down!
Alexis (our heroine) immediately captured me with her introverted/sassy attitude. There was some underlining sweetness that had me cheering for her right from the start.
"Bad Girls Don't Die" is everything a good mystery/haunting/horror should be! Things that go bump in the night? *check* Spooky old house? *check* Creepy dolls? *check* A horrific back story? *double check*
One sign of a good read is when you don't realize how much time has passed or exactly where you ...more
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I wanted this book for a long time, it was on my wishlist since ever... and now I own it because I found it on a bookshop of used books, and it was not expensive at all... so I bought it and I st ...more
*3.5 star rating*
Hardy, har, har. What if that green-eyed girl isn’t even Kasey anymore? *gags* Before reading, I never really paid attention to the summary or to what the book was even about, so I never saw the ghost concept coming. And since that came around, I’d say that the whole concept was a huge bummer for me, as I usually adore all sorts of horror YA fiction that is out there in the midst. This was p ...more
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