Saturday, January 8, 2011

Three Quaters Dead by Richard Peck

Characters: 13/20
Plot: 14/20
Originality: 15/20
Writing: 12/20
Recommendation: 14/20
Overall: 68/100 or D
Source: Publisher
Kerry is chosen by the coolest clique in school and so she thinks life has finally begun. But then it seems all over when her three friends are killed in a shocking car accident. Or are they? Only weeks after the accident, Kerry receives a text from one of the girls: We're all 3 here at my aunt's in the city. Take the 3:50 train. B there. Exhilarating, terrifying suspense is crossed with a thought-provoking examination of peer pressure in Richard Peck's return to his contemporary teen- and ghost-story roots. This is a master author's gift to the Gossip Girl/Twilight generation: his own smart, stylish, and fun take on the paranormal.
So, I wanted to like this book, but I hated the narrator. She just annoyed me like crazy. Kerry was overly niave and trusted Tanya, Natalie, and McKenize way to much. There was also the fact that this book didn't make sense. It was six month in the future and suddenly a few people are dead. It left me wondering what exactly happened in those last six months. The second part of the novel, quickly jolts forward out of nowhere. It was somewhat creepy, but not nessicarily scary. I haven't read anything else by Peck, but this book was sadly a disappointment. I would suggest this book, if you want something that is very materialistic and vain read.

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