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Bad Girls Don't Die

(Bad Girls Don't Die #1)

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Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude. When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger ...more
Hardcover, 346 pages
Published April 21st 2009 by Disney-Hyperion
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Nicole Van Hooser IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I have gotten all 3 books on Amazon and I can't wait to read and reread them again! You must read them also it is not a very…moreIT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I have gotten all 3 books on Amazon and I can't wait to read and reread them again! You must read them also it is not a very scary book at all.(less)
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Lola
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
What a coincidence that I read this ghost story during Mystery & Thriller Week on Goodreads, especially after having put it off for years.

But now I wish I hadn’t bothered with it to begin with. And I know that if I hadn’t read this with a friend, I most likely would have left it open at a random page and never gone back to it. Ever.

I’ll be fair, if the content works for you, this will be an addictive read, seeing that it is fast-paced and has an intriguing premise. I haven’t read a ghost st
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Cara
Jun 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoy ghost stories
Recommended to Cara by: Tori
When I look at this book I think creepy. I'm glad a goodread friend recommended it to me because I probably wouldn't have picked it up on my own because I'm a wuss when it comes to anything remotely deemed as scary. This book is different because though it has that creepy feel to it, I didn't feel overwhelmed by it. Alender kept the balance just right for a reader like me.

Alexis is a spunky teenager who loves photography that is having some family issues. Lately her younger sister Kasey has been
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Tori
May 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE.
**kinda spoilish**

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
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Trupti Dorge
Apr 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, review-copy
Have you ever heard of those age old stories where a doll is a ghost? Many times right? That’s exactly what the base of this story is. But such a refreshing take of an age old haunting story.

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
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Lina
Our protagonist:

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
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shady boots | #WatchPOSE
Possession? Dolls? Haunted houses? Vengeful spirits? This was exactly the YA horror book I was looking for!

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
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Özlem
Dec 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Baktım kitap sürükleyici gidiyor, çeviriyi bıraktım ve kitabı bir solukta bitirdim. Supernatural & Insidious tarzı şeyler izlemeyi seviyorsanız, aradığınız kitap bu. Sadece baş roldekiler liseli gençler o kadar.

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
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Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
This book was creepy, and I was all about it!! I've been in the mood to read something scary, and have recently red The Amityville Horror and The Haunting of Hill House, and neither of those ones creeped me out at all, however this YA horror that's been sitting on my shelf for years did the trick! Alexis' sister Kaycee has started acting strange - she's become more irritable, violent, and has started lying to her family. When Alexis witnesses Kaycee's eyes change color right in front of her, she ...more
Monica
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Un libro que se lee bastante rápido con una buena trama, algo que de verdad se agradece en estos tiempos. Tiene sus toques lúgubres y algunas descripciones que me pusieron la piel de gallina, aunque debo admitir que el toque romántico y juvenil no me gustó.

El meollo principal se solucionó en un abrir y cerrar de ojos, todo lo demás para llegar a su desenlace estuvo muy bueno pero las ultimas hojas fueron terribles.

Seguiré la saga porque los compré al mismo tiempo y porque la historia fue muy cre
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L.E. Fidler
this book is terrible AND i loved it. so there, world!

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
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Oct 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Having read a book earlier this year by the author, I knew that I wanted to try all her other work. I had so much fun with the creepy ghost related paranormal vibes from her Famous Last Words that I knew I couldn't resist another one.

When I read the synopsis for Bad Girls Don't Die, I knew this was the read for me.

Let me explain something first to you, I am a huge chicken. I hate scary movies and rarely watch them because I'm just not the same for days, heck sometimes weeks, afterward. But when
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Özlem
Jun 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-translations
Esas yorumum İngilizce versiyonunda. Okumayanı vururum :D Okuyun okutturun bebeğimi ♥ #ilkçevirisiniokutmayaçalışançevirmenmodeon
mith
This book, in short, was kind of awful.
Gemma ♕ Books_McCoy
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Bern
Sit down your behinds as comfortably as you can, people, because the illustrious uncle Bernie is about to tell you a little story:

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
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Emilija
Please don’t laugh, but the only word that comes to mind when trying to describe this book is delicious. Why? I don’t know.
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
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Yan
Dec 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Giselle
Mar 26, 2011 rated it liked it
The best definition of this book is Creepy. It's definitely a chilling read. Ghosts; strange happenings that made my hair stand on ends; it was off to a great start. However, I found it so full of clichés that it never developed into anything very intense or much interesting. The lack of originality is easily the biggest downfall of the novel and makes it extremely predictable. I've watched a lot of thriller/horror movies of this kind though, maybe I just have seen it all?

As expected, we have t
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Megs ♥
This book was alright. It wasn't nearly the best book about paranormal activity, but for a book intended for younger teens it was okay.

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
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Louisa
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 wr
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Wendi Lee
*4.5 stars*

This was a great haunted house/possession novel! I liked how it didn't play into the typical YA trope of insta-love, instead focusing on female friendship, and the bonds between sisters, and mothers and daughters.

I'm almost disappointed that there's a sequel, because this novel is really strong as a standalone ... but I'll reserve judgment until I read the next book.
Gamze
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5

Bunu bir kitap için söyleyebileceğim aklımın ucundan geçmezdi ama.. Kitap keşke ayrıntılarla daha uzun olsaymış. :)
Lale
Dec 31, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2015
Bu kitabı okumak çok iyi geldi gerçekten. Mükemmelden ziyade, okurken iyi vakit geçirten ve bir süre sonra unutulup gidecek kitaplardandı. Korku türünde bir kitabı ilk okuyuşumdu. Bununla başladığım iyi oldu doğrusu. Bunun gibi bir YA kitabında bile ürktüysem usta bir yazarın yazdığı romanda ne yapardım bilmiyorum. Korku filmleriyle de aram iyi değildir zaten, bu tür ile mesafemi korumayı düşünüyorum.

Yazarın gerilim yapmaya çalıştığı yerler dışında okurken Supernatural ı hatırlattı. Bir ara Dea
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Apr 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, horror, 2009, cover-love
Alexis leads a rebellious life. With her pink-dyed hair and habit of getting in people's faces when they taunt her, she's constantly in detention for skipping classes or displays of activism - like putting bumper stickers on the teacher's 4XDs saying "gas guzzlers". Her little sister Kasey is needy and lonely but for her impressive and creepy collection of dolls, her mother is always working in the hopes of finally getting that promotion, and her dad is a non-entity. Her only joy is her photogra ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.com

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
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Mark
Dec 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Scary. As. Hell. I had heard great things about this book, and wasn't disappointed. And now there's a follow-up coming out? Count me in, after I turn on all the lights in the room. From the front cover of this book, to the last chapter, Alender had me hooked.

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
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Arwen56
Dec 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bé, dai, pensavo peggio. Invece è una “ciofeca” di tipo classico:

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
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Margaret Stohl
Jun 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing

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
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Zehra İzel
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
çok. gerildim. çok gerildim.
ya böyle kitapları okurken istemsizce arada odayı kontrol ediyorum. resmen ödüm koptu kitabı okurken. alexis carter ve megan baya sevdiğim karakterler oldu. ayrıca yazar açıklayana kadar olaylar gizemini korudu, ki ben genelde böyle kitaplarda sonunu okurken tahmin ederim bu kitapta tahmin edemedim. ama gerilme kısmı beni sinir etti, rahatsız edici bi hisle okudum kitabı bu yüzden 4/5
Theresa
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Holy shit that was so creepy and I hate creepy things but absolutely loved this book! Giving it 4 stars because I don't think I will be sleeping for a few days now.
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My problem is that I don't even fit in with the misfits.
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