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Dead End

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  808 Ratings  ·  107 Reviews
Dru and Gina are young, in love, and can’t wait to get out of Marshall, Nebraska, a town where bloodline means everything and whoever has the money makes the rules. But all their dreams are shattered when Gina has a monstrous run-in with the son of the richest man in Marshall—an incident that leaves her broken, battered, and violated.

Driven by rage, Dru and Gina take matt
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published (first published June 14th 2011)
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Ava Oceana
I received a copy via my amazing Goodreads friend Christina, who shipped it to me after not being able to get past page fifteen. I was sure I could read the whole book, and I plan on sending DEAD END around the country to various of my friends if they believe they can handle it.

Upon cracking this relatively small book open, I thought:

Marshall is a corrupt town in Nebraska where Dru and Gina, two teenagers, live. Dru and Gina are very much in love and plan to leave the town as soon as they can.
Christina Wilder
Pgs 1-2: "Sure."
Pg 3: "WHOA. This is a young adult book?! O_O
Pg 4: "Ew, dude! Not necessary!"
Pgs 6-7: "Not loving the dialogue here."
Pg 8: "Really? Again?"
Pg 11: "Son of a bitch. You used the F word. And I don't mean 'fuck'."
Pg 12-13: "Whatever."
Pg 14: "Seriously?"
Pg 15: "Nope, we're done here."

Aug 21, 2011 Alhamm11 rated it it was amazing
I'm pretty sure I don't care what anyone else says when I state my opinion that this book is amazing.
It's about 2 teenagers who are in love and they run into trouble with a rich boy who has a crazy powerful father. I shant disclose any information but I can say that the book isn't "lovey-dovey" and it's not for the faint of heart in a sense if you're looking for a happily ever after. It's heartbreaking and tragic when you read it and your heart breaks for them because everyone wants a love story
Jul 24, 2012 Abi rated it did not like it
This book was a TOTAL WASTE OF TIME.
Honestly, I regret the moment that I picked it up and though, "oh this should be interesting." NO. This was the MOST poorly written trash I have ever read. I walked into this book with an open mind, but seriously this book was a pile of poop. Take this for instance:
*spoiler alert, spoiler alert!*
When Gina gets raped for the first time, it is WAY TOO DESCRIPTIVE. It doesn't even give you that stunned and frightened feeling you should get when ready about som
Rebecca McNutt
Dead End is so much more than just a sappy teen romance. The author's capturing of Nebraska and the thrilling atmosphere in general are enough to make me love this story, as well as the two main characters. :)
Brit Hemp
Jun 28, 2011 Brit Hemp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always, Jason Myers did it again and left me feeling like I was a character in the book.

I think "Dead End" is Myers most powerful book so far. The love between the characters is undeniable. The way they react in the situations make me question how I would react. Everything was so raw, unedited, uncensored, and beautifully written. The metaphors, word choice, pacing, and plot made it an amazing book.

The story was so original, too. The thing about Myers is that he is ALWAYS original. I am amaz
Christine Murray
Jan 21, 2012 Christine Murray rated it it was amazing
Probably one of the best books I ever read! I read this book a couple of months ago and I still think about the characters and the events that happened. This story is one of the most memorable that I came across so far. When it came to the characters, I felt like I could truly understand them and felt what they were feeling. Very well delevoped and different personalities. I also have never felt so many emotions. Jason Myers was to establish emotions from great anger to blind love and deep despe ...more
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Sep 03, 2011 Alyssa rated it did not like it
This book is good. I will give it that. But this is most definitely not a young adult book. This book would be hardcore for anyone still in required schooling. As a thirteen year old, I was shocked by the sexual acts that happened. The violent swearing also surprised me. I started and finished this book in 4 hours, not because I planned to, but because I was too scared not to. This book is gruesome and details horrible things. There is blood and gore and despair. I would NOT recommend this book ...more
Lisbeth Avery {Domus Libri}
So, because I'm an idiot I read the kindle sample which was around 20 pages. Guess what I found?

• 13 uses of fuck (6 of them sexually)
• 2 sex scene that were NOT YA
• the f word
• descriptive stuff
• terrible wife beating dialogue

In all, I will never read this. EVER.
Jun 16, 2011 Dylan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Dark YA novels (17+)
Recommended to Dylan by: Melissa See
Wow...that is definately one of the most Dark YA novels I've ever read. Amazing.
Mar 25, 2012 Julie rated it did not like it
What made this book awful for me wasn't the graphic sexual scenes, but pretty much everything else. It reads like a 13-year-old boy wrote it after having his first girlfriend for a week, in my opinion. The language is immature and I felt like I was reading bad fanfiction throughout the entire book. For example, I must have read the words "baby" and "fucking" about 1,000 times each because the language is so much like a teenage boy's. I understand that it's from the point of view of two teenagers ...more
Jun 28, 2011 Brooke rated it did not like it
I actually finished this. I must say that I'm glad I did because it did get interesting. I felt that the young lovers, Dru and Gina, were unbelievable and the dialogue was corny. All of the characters were stereotypical indie movie types, and it truly felt like this author tried too hard to be edgy, shocking, and brutal. Yes, some might be surprised to find this on a YA shelf but it really is a very easy read, and a sloppy one at that. All of the fucks and pussies were unnecessary as well... I w ...more
Brady Crocker
Aug 15, 2011 Brady Crocker rated it it was amazing
Really well written. Jason Myers is a pretty good author. Although this story is like super dark, its a good story, "the mission" was my favorite by Jason Myers. But its still a great book, and I can't wait to read his next one.
Aug 21, 2011 Cat rated it did not like it
I really did not like this book. I almost stopped reading about 50 pages in, but decided to give it the benefit of the doubt. I wish I would've stopped. It definitely was not worth my time.
Nov 11, 2011 Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautifully, tragic book that I couldn't put down. Such raw emotion. I could relate to certain aspects of the book. Amazingly written, great pace.
Nov 19, 2010 Miriam rated it it was ok
Possibly the worst book I have ever read..
Mitch Cave
Okay so I did this book review before but it deleted itself which made me super angry. So I decided to do it AGAIN just to warn you how seriously terrible this book was.

Okay so the characters were horrible. I forgot who was who. They were that one dimensional.
The R O M A N C E was probably the worst part about this book. I wouldn't even call it romance. I'd call it violent sex and bogan hillbilly love. That's what I'd call it. They swear for no reason. It's like:
Oh, sweetheart I love you so much
Apr 22, 2013 Shea rated it really liked it
This book is easily one of the most powerful books I have ever read.
It begins with the average lives of two young people who have fallen in love- although, in my opinion, the author should have created a more developed relationship in the beginning (have the two be dated longer before the story begins)- and they both are headed off to college soon. Their strong connection is undeniable, and the characters are very well portrayed. When tragedy strikes, the two are on the run. The tragedy that oc
Oct 02, 2011 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dead End
By Jason Myers
361 Pages

Everything seemed like it was going as plan for young lovers, Dru and Gina. Dru was the all-star wrestler with a dark family past and Gina was a average teenager that fell in love with bad boy Dru. However everything seem to change, the day Gina did not attend Dru's wrestling match. Confused and bothered, Dru went to confront Gina, but only to find out the tough truth that put these couples at risk for their lives.

Dead End is a heartbreaking graphic book that woul

Kelsey Trinkner
Oct 30, 2012 Kelsey Trinkner rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-junior-year
I love Jason Myers. I love his work, though this is only the third book by him I have read. I intend to read his final book next quarter. Anyway, I liked this book because it kept moving. He does a great job of keeping the reader interesting. I also liked how this book was written. The other books I have read by him were both narrated in first person. However, this book was narrated in third person. I also liked how every now and then, there would be a short chapter, narrated in first person, ab ...more
Sep 21, 2011 Courtney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bowers-academy
Love at first sight, thats how it was for Dru and Gina. So young but so in love, but it takes a turn for the worst when Gina's Step mom sends her to the richest mans house, only to find his intoxicated son. With a past with matt Gina is terrifed of the things he may do but decides to take him up on his offer for a few beers, one thing lead to another and Gina and Dru are on the run from marshall and headed to a happy ending. This Book was grusome,violet and explicit but thats the way it should b ...more
Jun 12, 2011 Luna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I love this story! A lot of people are saying they didn't enjoy it because it's nothing like his first two novels, but do you honestly expect the same book over and over again? No, there is no sunshine and rainbows in the end, but that's what a good writer is about. He/she tells the truth and the gritty reality without fluff. There's a lot of conflict going on in this story, which includes sexism, classism, and greed. There's also the relationship between Dru and Gina which grows even deeper as ...more
Ashlyn Koch
Nov 08, 2011 Ashlyn Koch rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jason-myers
loved it !! second time i read it i cried the whole way through the book! Like when they said that they loved each other and the plans for the future! All of it just made me full out cry! It was frickin insaine! The ending the worst part of the book, it was sick and cruel and sad, but i loved it! i still read the ending over and over again!
this was a really good book. it showed the meaning of true love and is very detailed about EVERYTHING. this book is a mystery and once you start reading it trust me you will never stop. READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!
Aug 03, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
I can't really say much about this book without a lot of spoilers. I wanted to hate it at the end, until I realized there was no other way to end it. And then I realized these are exactly the books I usually love, because the author didn't cop out on the hard stuff.
Lee Miller
Nov 13, 2011 Lee Miller rated it did not like it
Boring, flat characters combined with a stale plot and an overabundance of violence, profanity, and sexual imagery earn my lowest ranking: pure crap. Can I please get back the five hours of my life I spent reading this tripe?
Jessica Suhr
Oct 30, 2011 Jessica Suhr rated it it was amazing
Most amazing book I've ever read. I'm to the most extreme end of obsession with this author, and his writing. <3
Jared Vincent Lacaran
Nov 15, 2011 Jared Vincent Lacaran marked it as to-read
seems rather interesting :)
Logan Huerta
Aug 14, 2011 Logan Huerta rated it it was amazing
This book was so good!! But it was so dark and mature!! Jason Myers made me feel so much sympathy for the characters!!! Gosh! What a great book!
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Jason Myers was born in 1980 and raised on a farm ten miles outside of the small town of Dysart, Iowa. After
he graduated high school, he moved to San Francisco where he studied
film at the Academy of Art University. It was there, after taking a
Screenwriting 3 class that he met and studied under the inspiring instructor
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“There has to be blame and there has to be reasons and there has to be answers and if nobody can adequately accept the blame and give a sufficient reason and provide an answer, the love, no matter how strong it is, the family, no matter how tight it is, the life, no matter how good it is, will always buckle, then snap, then drown completely under the pressure of itself, the reality of the mistrust, and the weight of its own history, because if there are no answers, the blame and the guilt become stronger than the love and those two things together become a force that no amount of love can ever break down and overcome.” 4 likes
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