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Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤ I fucking hate that. I'm sorry it was so bad. But thanks for the review since now I know to stay far far away.

message 2: by Rose (new)

Rose It wasn't all bad. Everything but the end was pretty good, actually. It's just once you read the end, you connect everything that happened before with it and for me it just resulted in being pissed off that that was the result we get after all this build up, especially because in my opinion it just didn't fit the story.

message 3: by Mary (new)

Mary This is the best rant ever. I love the random bits of German.

Sorry the end was awful though.

message 4: by Rose (last edited Aug 23, 2013 05:12PM) (new)

Rose Es freut mich dass dir mein Rant (view spoiler) gefallen hat! ;)

I just added something to my review (which didn't change my overall feelings about the book but made me think about the ending some more):

(view spoiler)

message 5: by Mary (new)

Mary Ich liebe deine Rant und ich glaube, das Wort ist Rant. (view spoiler)

But even if it was based on a true story, fiction still has to hold on its own, you know? If it doesn’t make sense in the story, then it doesn’t make sense in that story. Real life allows for coincidence and random character changes and all that.

Fiction doesn’t. It’s got to be realer than real life, if that makes any sense.

message 6: by Rose (new)

Rose Ich habe noch nie das Wort Rant in Deutsch benutzt gehört aber es könnte passen. Das einzige andere Wort für Rant das mir einfällt ist "Schimpftirade" und das passt auch. :)

I know what you mean. But I do have to give kudos to the story (or rather said reviews of the story) for making me go on research and find out about these other cases that inspired Dangerous Girls and all of that fucks even more with my mind than Dangerous Girls ever did. So in a way, I didn't like the ending, standing on its own (only connected to the book's story and case), without knowing most about these real life cases beforehand. But when thinking about the ending combined with these real life cases, I like it for what it gives: a potrayal of what could be the truth and never found out. I don't know if any of this makes sense but it's hard to keep thinking straight at almost 3AM when I just feel like falling over. It's probably time for bed.

message 7: by Navessa (last edited Aug 23, 2013 05:50PM) (new)

Navessa I love you and LE DRAMATICS. LOL @ that googletranslate link. This review is so win ^_^

Also, that twist would have pissed me off too. It's awesome when someone can make something like that work. When they can't...RAGE!

message 8: by Rose (new)

Rose I love you and all of your math geekiness as well. :)

I think my biggest problem wasn't the twist itself but how it was dealt with. It didn't fit and while I don't think it would have fit if the author wasn't sparing with the pages for the reveal, it would at least have made it seem less out of place, considering the build up that comes before the twist. I think the author just tried too hard to make it as mindfucking as possible and as soon as she got to the "mindfucking" part, she thought "what the hell, I'm going to treat myself to a pizza, the readers now know and I'm not going to delve further into it, I AM DONE".

message 9: by Mary (new)

Mary Ich dachte "Tirade"? Aber das ist nicht richtig. (view spoiler)

Yeah, for that amount of buildup, I'd be really upset if the reveal only got 1% of the book. That works in some instances, but unless she went out and killed a man right afterwards, it probably didn't.

message 10: by Rose (new)

Rose "Schimpftirade" und "Tirade" kann man beide benutzen, sie bedeuten ungefähr das gleiche. "Schimpf" just makes it sound more "to the point" what a Tirade is all about - ranting, was im Deutschen ungefähr "schimpfen" ist. :) I've already realized that most of you I-learned-German-in-school people's German is pretty good! Und du bist nicht die Erste die mir sagt, dass es relativ einfach für sie ist zu entziffern was ich auf Deutsch schreibe. IT'S MORE FUN TALKING TO Y'ALL IN GERMAN THAN IT IS IN REAL LIFE.

You're pretty close, I think the reveal only got 3% or 4%, so that was pretty disappointing. Like I said, the author wanted a pizza because she thought she was finished (or at least that's what I believe explains the ending somehow)...

message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Just read this last week and am still pissed off. I cannot believe more people have not had the same response to this book!! ARGH!

message 12: by Rose (new)

Rose I actually really loved it but then the end happened and I was just pissed off. It's just a pretty unsatisfying ending, in my opinion. Everyone else thinks it's "mindblowing", "mindfucking", etc. I think it's lazy but oh well, I'm pretty used to being the black sheep when it comes to hyped books.

message 13: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 26, 2013 01:07PM) (new)

Up until that last 30 pages I was loving every minute...but it was a total let down with really no resolution. I really wanted to understand the how and wanted the confrontation that led up to this moment. (view spoiler)

message 14: by Rose (new)

Rose I actually liked the friends that turn their back on you once you're in a situation like that story line and I really hoped that one of her other friends would have ended up being the murderer (view spoiler). Even so, I think the reveal of the whodunit was so lazily done, trying really hard to be shocking and leaving you hanging with no real information whatsoever, so yeah. I'm very disappointed, especially because I really loved it so much until the end.

message 15: by Rick (new)

Rick I thought it was a great twist. I love it when an author can pull something like that off and I thought Haas did so, brilliantly. I had my suspicions early on in the book, but by the end I was positive Anna was innocent. It was really cool, and inspired, in my opinion, how Haas managed to pull the rug out from under me.

message 16: by Rose (last edited Jan 21, 2014 03:12PM) (new)

Rose As I've said in my review, the twist didn't work for me at all, to me it felt like a very lazy ending that was badly executed and Haas could have done better than that. But that's only my opinion. I'm glad the twist worked for you, though!

message 17: by Jacque (new)

Jacque I agree about the ending and had the same questions as Julie Covington. And the plot holes -- (view spoiler)

message 18: by Julia (new)

Julia PREACH, GIRL!!!! I was so sad because I am the only one who didn't like this on my GR feed. Then I saw this gem of a review and you summarized my thoughts exactly! I was sad too because this was actually a well written book... but that ending. UGH.

message 19: by Rose (new)

Rose Jacque, I honestly don't remember most of the plot holes because the only thing I remember (now, months after having read the book) is the bad taste in my mouth the ending left.

Jules, thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt this way about Dangerous Girls, everyone is loving it and I'm just feeling kinda meh about it. I'm not gonna lie, I ADORED the book up until the end but then the ending ruined it all and now I just feel meh. But I'll still pick up the author's newest thriller. Hopefully, the ending won't be as sucky as DG's ending was!

message 20: by Ivy (new)

Ivy At first I was ok with the book, I had a bit of a problem with the ending but I though it was original, now seeing that she took 2 real cases and smushed them and made a story out of them I don't know how I fell about the book. I think the best thing this book had going for it was its originality and writing style. Now I feel like the originality is gone. I just don't know what to think.

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