Do Right, Fear Nothing.
Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with the wrong crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it’s only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.
But one day, Sam sees these thugs harassing an eccentric schoolmate named Jennifer. Finding the courage to face the bullies down, Sam los...more
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The story starts out very and I mean VERY creepy with Jennifer dealing with the nightmares in her mind. I was so relived when the POV changed to Sam after that initial chapter because I don't think I could have handled being ...more
These simple words sum up the moral code that guides Sam Hopkins, the teenage hero of Andrew Klavan’s Crazy Dangerous.
Sam is a preacher’s kid from a loving family, whose mom, dad, and brother are all a little too busy to spend time with him. When he is tapped by the biggest troublemaker in school to become part of a bad-boy entourage, he feels cool for the first time in his life. Initially, his bad choices lead to a dilemma that only affects himself. Then he stumbles ...more
I’ve always heard that preacher’s kids are the worst. That is when it comes to being wild. Is this what happened to Sam? He was a pretty good kid, didn’t really give his parents a lot of problems and heartaches,that is until he started hanging around with the wrong kind of people. People that like to get into trouble, and that led Sam into getting into trouble. Jennifer was more like wild and crazy, and her mental problems only caused more problems for her.
Wow whe ...more
Demons on the first page very detailed? Yeah, I'm not reading.
1 John 4:1~ “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
*Banned for messing with spirits of the evil one.
Don't get fooled by the description and the tags, despite everything, this story is not really your usual mystery with paranormal flavor. It's a sort of coming of age/finding out who you really are/what to fight for kind of book and it's very character driven (what I liked).
"Do Right, Fear Nothing."
Yup, this is the main message of the story, but I feel it was very well delivered. Sam Hopkins is your aver ...more
We find a character who is completely batty, in the eyes of everyone around her. But somehow, Sam was able to see past that. He was able to put the fractured pieces together and find the truth.
This book skirts around some issues that face us all. When is it okay to not do the right thing? ...more
Oh my God, this book is SO CUTE!!!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, dear Andrew Klavan, I'm afraid that I'm going to buy all of your books from now :)
I am currently reading Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan This is the only book I have finished this quarter because I have to read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I chose this book because it's a mix of adventure, action, and mystery. I have read a few books by Andrew Klavan I have really liked his work. I was getting kind of tired of reading this big action novels that I had recently read so I wanted to try something not as grueling. This was the perfect choice because it ...more
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Do Right. Fear Nothing.
Crazy Dangerous? More like Crazy Awesome!
This was one of the strangest, coolest books I've read this year. Some elements are more middle grade than young adult, but I really enjoyed it. I only put the book down once and that was to go to sleep. (I couldn't help it, I was exhausted.)
The narrator is great. Our main character, Sam Hopkins, has a very funny voice. I don't mean that literally. I mean that reading from his persp ...more
The group o ...more
RATING: 5 CRAZY DANGEROUS STARS!!
RECTE AGE NIL TIME
DO RIGHT. FEAR NOTHING.
This book was a fantastic, suspenseful, crazy, dangerous ride. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sam Hopkins is a PK = Preachers Kid.
He starts off trying to shake the image of a PK, becomes the apprentice to three thugs, Jeff, Harry and Ed and learns the trade of some things that can come in handy being a thug. After a short lived apprenticeship, Sam sees the error of his ways when he meets Jennifer . Oh ...more
The story is told in alternating voices of these two. I can't remember the last time I've read a YA book with a voice so crystal clear and genuine as Sam's. He's a character so wonderfully mischievous and cute and real. He has no supernatural powers, he's not super-hot and mysterious and brooding. He's your regular next-door 16-year old kid who gets into trouble. Jennifer o ...more
Crazy Dangerous is crazy awesome!
Chilling mystery, and adventure collide in Andrew Klavan's thrilling, yet thought provoking book.
While reading it, I wasn't ever quite sure where this book would go, it was so unpredictable, and I loved that! I loved how it was told in a more unique second person point of view, like I was hearing the tale right from Sam Hopkins' mouth.
There were elements that some might question at first, but I think by the end they will realize what was going on and ...more
There are two main conflicts in this book. The first conflict is that Sam got involved in a group of bad kids, who steal cars, beat people up, smoke, and drink alcohol, (they are underage, only 17 years old.) The second conflict is that Jenn ...more
I really can't decide if I like Sam or Jennifer more. Both characters, different in their own ways, were both delightful, wholesome, loving characters. They had personalities that were personable and made you want to get to know them.
The morals that came across in this story, like love, trust and acceptance, were told solidly. It will continue to reson ...more
The main character is a high school student who has to face some tough moral dilemmas where sometimes the right thing to do is not clear or is flat-out dangerous. I liked Sam's voice--he was funny, intelligent, compassionate, and sometimes just a bit snarky.
The author excels at describing action-packed scenes and at building suspense. I was even afraid I might have nightmares from reading this at bedtime even though ...more
It didn't make much sense at first. Yes, I enjoyed almost every sense, but sometimes it was a little weird ...more
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 ...more
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"Sure He does! Of course He does! He's right with you. he's right there."
"Because I feel really alone sometimes."
"You're not alone." I move to her, put my hand on her shoulder. "You're not, believe me.”