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Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
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bookshelves: z-read-in-2018, thriller, young-adult, queerbaiting-ahoy
Recommended to Sarah by: Rachel Kulik

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Oh, do I have some conflicted feelings about this book. Specific spoilers are hidden, but they make up the bulk of my review. I read this as the last book in the postal book club I joined last year. I honestly wasn’t expecting much going into it. It seemed like a typical YA thriller and I thought it could be a fun read. On the plus side, I was correct about the latter part. I blew through this fairly quickly, and the story is super easy to get pulled into. The dialogue was a little awkward and left something to be desired, but otherwise there wasn’t much wrong with the writing itself.

The premise of the book is pretty simple: a bunch of high school kids are on vacation and one of them is brutally murdered. There’s a lot of jumping around between timepoints, which I found to be a little confusing and not super well-done. We go between the history of the MC and the murdered girl, the vacation itself, and the aftermath. But it’s confusing because it jumps around different parts of the aftermath as well, so sometimes it’s hard to know where exactly you are.

Parts of the story really got to me. It’s implied that there’s some sort of sexual tension between the girls and it makes me feel really uncomfortable for reasons I’m having trouble fully describing. I was absolutely livid at the plot twist. (view spoiler)

Okay, that rant may make it sound like I completely hated the book, but I didn’t. Like I said, it was a fun read and I honestly couldn’t put it down. I just really wish (view spoiler) I think this would be good for someone who wants a mindless YA thriller, but I wouldn’t recommend expecting a lot out of it.
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Reading Progress

September 9, 2018 – Shelved
September 12, 2018 – Started Reading
September 12, 2018 –
page 31
7.75%
September 16, 2018 –
page 77
19.25%
September 16, 2018 –
page 161
40.25%
September 18, 2018 –
page 172
43.0%
September 19, 2018 – Shelved as: z-read-in-2018
September 19, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult
September 19, 2018 – Shelved as: thriller
September 19, 2018 – Finished Reading
October 9, 2018 – Shelved as: queerbaiting-ahoy

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