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Dead Girl Walking (Dead Girl #1)

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Gara-gara sering bingung menentukan arah, Amber tersesat saat kembali dari mati suri. Dia malah masuk ke tubuh orang lain yang tidak disukainya.

Sekarang, dia berada dalam tubuh Leah, cewek paling beken di sekolah, yang mencoba bunuh diri. Tapi,ternyata pengalaman baru ini membawa Amber kepetualangan seru.

Apa yang akan dilakukan Amber dengan tubuh Leah?

Apakah dia berhasil k
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Paperback, 382 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Penerbit Atria (first published September 1st 2008)
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Tamora Pierce
Oct 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like ghosts who interact with the living
Recommended to Tamora by: I know the author
Fun and silly in places, when Amber's spirit, released by oncoming death, enters the body of the school's most popular, wealthy girl, and discovers that wealth and popularity weren't enough to stave off suicide. It's also very tense as Amber discovers dark secrets in Leah's family as she tries to return to her real body.
Reader17 Der
Sep 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: others-read
Amazing book to read. I am still smiling over the end. No I won't give any clues away but what a nice setup for the next book.

I liked the charcter Amber in this book she is a very caring person but she also has flaws like not knowing the right direction to take which causes all of her troubles. What I liked about Amber was even though she was in a rough situation she was still thinking of others. I also enjoyed the relationship she had with her friends, they each have flaws but these are teenage
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Linda
May 08, 2011 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Anne
Feb 24, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen
When Amber has an out of body experience, she takes a wrong turn and ends up in the body of Leah, the richest, most popular girl in school. Now Amber has to get used to a new "somewhat" different family and a group of friends who she would never choose. How can Amber get back into her own body when she can't even convince anyone that she still exists?

This was not a terrible book, but it had many problems. One was that the characters were all "types." I'm so sick of reading teen books with the an
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Tasha
Oct 13, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen
Left or right? Amber's sense of direction is so bad that she can get lost in her own hometown, finding a cemetery that she never knew existed. And all in front of the girl she hopes will be her first management client. Amber's day goes from bad to even worse. When she finally makes it to the party, she hears a group of girls mocking her. And to cap off the entire dreadful day, she is hit by a mailtruck. When she heads toward the light, her grandmother and dog are there to greet her. Her grandmot ...more
Brandi ;)
I'm not sure how to rate this. In the end I liked it, but at the same time I felt like a HUGE part of the story was just ignored and never answered. I will post a more thorough review after I ponder on it for a while.... for now it is getting 2.5 stars.

I pondered, here's what I thought:
Dead Girl Walking by Linda Joy Singleton
Rating: eh....I'm going to have to go with 2 STARS. Too much left unresolved.

I don't recap what the book is about, you want that then read the blurb at the top. I just revie
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Amy Butcher
Very lighthearted dark comedy,but great at the same time.
Sasha  (seetheworldwithbooks)
Kereeeen!!
Buku ini aku beli tahun lalu dan baru ngereview sekarang XD
Ceritanya tentang Amber, cewe yg g populer,lumayan gemuk dan suka makan Cokelat yang mati ketabrak truk setelah pulang dr pesta Jessica,salah satu cewe populer disekolah. Dia tuh ngedenger klo dia cuma dimanfaatin,makanya Amber pulangnya galau dan,ketabrak truk surat yang (padahal) bawa kabar baik buat dia!
Petualangan dimulai ketika dia dikasih kesempatan sekali lgi sm Grammy Greta (neneknya yg mungkin malaikat disana,donno) tr
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Courtney Tucker
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amber Borden was known as one of the most unpopular girls at school. She was as sweet as she could be and was very welcoming to all the new students by giving them welcome baskets. Amber had two very close friends, Alyce and Dustin who were always right by here side. They knew her better than she knew herself sometimes. Everything changed one day when she was hit by a mail truck and somehow ended up in the body of the most popular girl at school, Leah. Amber had always thought that Leah had the ...more
Mike Debaptiste
Feb 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everybody - this book is fun! Lots of laughs, cool and hip, and very touching...
Recommended to Mike by: I've known Linda Joy for years and have read many of her books.
I got a copy of this at the library last week. I know Linda and have read several of her terrific YA books, always right up-to-the-minute with the teen culture. This one is terrific: a dying girl wakes up still alive in the body of the high school's most popular girl who just committed suicide. Original!

Way to go, Linda! This book is a hoot. Lots of fun and very well-developed characters. Linda's command of the teen vernacular is right up to the minute and had me taking notes at time. A totally
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Mikael
Jan 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amber a non popular girl ends up having an out of body experience but when she returns to her body she ends up making a wrong turn into Leah's body the most popular girl in school that has just committed suicide.
I didn't think I would be interested in this type of book it seemed to goth for me, but the plot was really interesting. I will be reading the rest of the series.
harlequin {Stephanie}
The writing was atrocious. If you can get past that it has a lot of good things going for it. Writer provided us with outside the norm character choices and an interesting ending.
M.L.
Jan 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Dion Yulianto
Judul : Dead Girl Walking, Masuk ke Tubuh yang Salah
Penulis : Linda Joy Singleton
Penerjemah : Maria Susanto
Penyunting : Diksi Dik
Cetakan : 1, Januari 2011
Tebal : 382 halaman
Penerbit : Atria


Bayangkan mendapati dirimu mengalami semacam pengalaman “out of body experience” alias semacam mati suri sehingga bisa bertemu dengan nenek tercinta yang telah wafat. Atau, untuk membuatnya lebih mengerikan lagi, bayangkan ketika kamu masih diberi kesempatan untuk kembali ke tubuhmu, tapi kamu malah memilih tu
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Tania (Real-Listen-Feel)
Avis sur mon blog: http://read-listen-feel.skyrock.com

Je n'avais jamais entendu parler de cette série avant de tomber dessus à la librairie. Pour tout dire, je ne l'aurais pas acheté si le livre n'avait pas été au prix spécial de lancement de 2,95$. Mais, vu le prix incroyablement bas, je me suis dit que ce n'était pas trois dollars de moins dans mon porte-monnaie qui allait faire une énorme différence. J'ai lu le résumé au dos et je me suis finalement décidée à le prendre. Pourquoi pas?
C'est l
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Wendy Lohr
Dec 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ghosts, ya-paranormal
My Thoughts:

Unsettling. Chaotic. Humorous.

Poor Amber tries so hard to be helpful and upbeat, but when her lousy sense of directions gets her into one bind after another, sometimes it’s hard for her to find the bright side of the situation. Then she’s hit by a mail truck and really put to the test when she takes a wrong turn… again… and ends up in the body of the most popular girl in school. What she learns about Leah Montgomery is disturbing and upsetting, not to mention the fact that she really
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Utami
Mar 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Judulnya agak horror gimana gitu yaaaa…. Hahahaha… Ini adalah salah satu buku yang saya beli tanpa tau kenapa saya membelinya. Karena sampulnya aja saya gak begitu suka. Sinopsis di belakang bukunya juga saya gak begitu dapet chemistry-nya. Dan sebelum saya sempet baca yang ini, tau-tau di took buku udah ada aja lagi sekuelnya, yang tentu saja saya beli, thanks to my obsessive compulsive tendency on books.

Inti ceritanya, kalo saya bilang sih, mirip banget dengan tipikal film Hollywood. A nerd g
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Michelle Rebar
Sep 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Determination and a go-get-'em attitude are things that Amber Borden has always had. So what if most of her advice comes from self-help books, it's how you use it that counts and Amber has her sights set on becoming a famous talent agent. Even though her social status is hovering somewhere near the bottom of the ladder she is determined to not let this get to her and climb her way to the top. Her efforts begin to pay off when she somehow snags herself an invitation to a party at the house of Jes ...more
Will
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hobby
Menjadi sosok cantik, langsing , populer serta berasal dari keluarga berada, sungguh suatu impian bagi setiap gadis remaja. Demikian pula dengan Amber Borden – yang membentuk HHC ( Halsey Hospitality Club ) di tahun pertama ia memasuki SMA Halsey, dengan tujuan mencari pertemanan dan membantu siswa-siswa baru. Karena itu betapa girangnya ketika akhirnya ia memperoleh undangan pesta dari Jessica Bradley – sahabat dekat Leah Montgomery, cewek terpopuler di Halsey, meski ia harus memakai alasan men ...more
Yan
Jan 27, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Girl Dead Walking completely astonished me. Based off of the summary I was a little put off of how clichéd it sounded. But once a friend of mine read and reviewed it, I just had to read this book!

What I loved was the transition scenes. The way how they switched was realistic, well as realistic as one can get with switching bodies. Everyone has off moments, and heading in the wrong direction is something that everyone has been bound to do. And the fact that Linda created a scenario before the big
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Krystl Louwagie
I think I could say a lot of what I didn't like about this book, but that just seems a little mean-maybe it just really wasn't for me. Mainly, the characters seemed shallow to me-both in actual personality and development-the main character more than anyone else, actually, but since the reader is stuck with her, it's hard to overlook. The love story is flat and awful. Let me explain a tiny bit of plot:

Unpopular girl (Amber) has near-death experience, but whens she comes back, ends up in the wron
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Linda Zunialvi
At first, I promised that I won't read any novel these two weeks because of shit assignments. But then, I betrayed my own promise and read this novel 'till 1 a.m. this early morning! *it makes me realize I really can't live without reading!* :D

I'm so crazy because of this novel 'till now! I even didn't feel asleep whenever read this! Dead Girl Walking was totally taking my attention. This novel mixed my emotion so damn well! I can't even remember how I my expression at that time was. I just feel
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Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an extremely good book. The main character is Amber, who has dreams of becoming a manager in the entertainment business. She's pretty much an average girl with a very good personality. She even runs a club at high school that gives baskets of goodies to newly-enrolled students.

Her dreams have been set a major setback, though, when her parents have triplets and use her college fund.

The other major character is Leah Montgomery, who is the main player at the school. She's rich, beautiful,
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PotatoCat ♥
Rating:4.5/5
Dead girl walking was a pretty interesting book.
The story was really original.
And I really liked the idea of body switching with Amber and Leah.

This novel was about a seventeen year old girl named Amber Borden who tragically got hit by a mail truck. Than she meets her dead grandmother and her dog cola. By returning to her body, she accidentally went in the wrong direction and landed in her school's most popular girl, Leah Montgomery. Now, she had no idea what to do and nobody would
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Mackenzie
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, ebooks, 2012
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Karen
Jul 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picked this up as a quick read during a hospital stay this week and found it quite well written. The premis of the story is familiar, but totally written in a unique way.
Amber is a girl with no sense of direction, big dreams and triplet sisters who are a bother. Example: on the way to a posh party with new commer Trinidad she turns wrong and ends up in an old graveyard. Later that day she is run over by a mailtruck just as she reads a letter offering her a full scholarship to a prestigious univ
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Michele Karmartsang
Two series I'd heard about sounded kind of similar. This one (Dead Girl,) and Ghostgirl. Since I don't have time to read every intriguing-sounding book, I had a choice to make. I decided on Dead Girl.

In Dead Girl Walking, Amber Borden, a girl whose family isn't well off, yet who has dreams of becoming someone, takes a wrong turn at the light at the light when trying to return to her body after being hit by the mail truck which had just delivered the good news about her college acceptance. She e
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

Directly after eavesdropping, learning how the populars view her, and finding out that she's received a collegiate scholarship, an out-of-control mail truck hits Amber.

Despite her severe injuries, she doesn't die. Exactly.

Instead, her soul ends up in the body of a fellow classmate: Queen B Leah. Leah just attempted suicide and Amber's desperately trying to adapt to this new life. She's dying to know why the most popular girl in school hates life.
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Melissa
Amber is working on being the best talent finder of all time. She creates a "Welcome gift basket club" for new students at school hoping to find some raw talent. Luck has it and she meets Trinidad who is connected to the best talent in school; the popular girls. Amber soon finds out what people really think of her and her club. Upset she goes home and accidentally gets hit by the local mail truck. Instead of feeling the truck hit her, she is whisked away by her dead grandma. Her grandma explains ...more
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