Wow, what to say about this book? Action packed, full of adventure and suspense, some mystery, strange romance, and plenty of eighties movie reference...moreWow, what to say about this book? Action packed, full of adventure and suspense, some mystery, strange romance, and plenty of eighties movie references.
The book is about Perry, an ordinary high-school senior (if being really rich was ordinary). And Gobi a foreign exchange student from Lithuania. When Perry's dad forces him to take Gobi to the prom, he could never have imagined the night he was going to have. Car chases, shootouts, some fistfights, assassinations, narrow escapes... This book really packs it all in there with some witty dialogue to boot.
What I didn't like: sexual references aplenty, and Perry is given a pretty hard time for still being a virgin. While the author used it for humor, I think a more positive opinion of that would have been welcomed. There were a few other detractors, the whole hostage thing got pretty old fast. I think most everyone reading would have rather had Perry a more willing accomplice rather than a gunpoint (among other things) hostage. I would have also preferred Perry not to be so helpless.
There was potential for a lot more character development, which would have been nice, but that's not to say that there was no character development.
This book is short, and packed full of nonstop action, and I have to love the breakneck pace. The pace alone gets this book an extra star from the three I was going to give it.
In all, if you're looking for a quick, exciting, and all around fun read-- give Au Revior, Crazy Euorpean Chick a try.
Just don't take it too seriously, and be prepared for some crude humor.(less)
You won't want to put it down. Travis Thrasher finally delivers. Hurt is not only the best of the series, but easily one of the best books I've read fo...moreYou won't want to put it down. Travis Thrasher finally delivers. Hurt is not only the best of the series, but easily one of the best books I've read for a long while. Chris is one of the most real protagonists of any book I've ever read. The supporting characters all feel real as well, and you grow to care about them, even when their actions frustrate you.
This book follows Chris as he struggles to keep his loved ones safe while waiting for whatever is supposed to happen on Memorial Day. All he knows is that if he doesn't play along with whatever the bad guys say, they'll harm his mother, or the girl he loves, or both. He also struggles with his new-found faith, knowing he tried it his own way and failed, but also knowing that his faith has been forbidden by the bad guys.
Twists, turns, mysteries, suspense, hope, angst-- oh, the angst! This book also delivers on something the other books in the series did not: thrills. Hurt brings thrills and then some.
This book is very affecting. It makes you feel. It makes you care, it raises your pulse, it makes you laugh, it turns your face red, it warms your heart, it punches you in the gut. You want to stop, but you can't; you have to keep going, have to know what happens. You can't put it down, because you're afraid you won't be able to summon the will to pick it back up again.
The first half of the book is pretty stellar, very enjoyable, some annoying drama, but for the most part: stellar.
It starts to drag towards the middle as it goes into a strange kind of holding pattern; things get worse with some frustrating plots that were completely unnecessary.
Once the holding pattern ends, you won't want to put it down for any reason. The stakes are raised, the suspense and dread build again, the conflict escalates, and the last leg of the book is truly something.
In all, this book was very enjoyable, emotional, gut-wrenching, inspiring. I loved it. And though I have many complaints, I loved the series.
I'd recommend it to anyone who likes suspense, mystery, angst, spiritual warfare, and just all around good reads.(less)
Interesting, mysterious, suspenseful, heartbreaking, thoughtful. And a breakneck pace that grabs you on the first line, and doesn't let go until you'v...moreInteresting, mysterious, suspenseful, heartbreaking, thoughtful. And a breakneck pace that grabs you on the first line, and doesn't let go until you've finished.
I've never written a review before, but I felt compelled to write one for Corridor. Its just that good. I cannot recommend it higher.
And at 2.99 on amazon, its a steal. Easily worth the price of admission and then some.
My only complaint is that it isn't long enough. The second it was over, I wished there was more. It looks like it may turn into a series, but I'm not sure I'm patient enough to wait.(less)
Fast paced, thought provoking, suspenseful, funny, touching, and just all around great reading. In the best way possible, this book stayed with me lon...moreFast paced, thought provoking, suspenseful, funny, touching, and just all around great reading. In the best way possible, this book stayed with me long after it was over.
Sam is just a normal kid who gets mixed up with the wrong crowd, and winds up in the middle of something that not even the reader could have guessed at the beginning. It's a common setup, but it plays very well here with Sam's dry wit, and surprisingly great sense of humor.
The story moves at a surprising pace, and will keep you guessing until the very end.
Crazy Dangerous is easy to recommend to anyone who likes a great read.(less)