Bad Girls, Good Girls, and even Moms love this book, by Deb Eve

alender_small Aside from when I was an adolescent, I’ve never been a big reader of young adult literature. Oh and another thing, I’ve never been a fan of thrillers of any sort, ghost stories in particular. Yeah, me and Deb Katie’s book were in trouble from the get-go. And yet, BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn’t let me go.

There is something so appealing about Alexis – pink hair and lousy attitude and all. I found her so real that I couldn’t help but worry about her and care about how she was going to get out of her crazy predicament. I even cared about Alexis’ little sister, Kasey – whose progressively erratic behavior was starting to seriously worry me. I found myself trying to give Alexis my sage advice Isn’t there a trusted adult you can talk to? Tell a teacher. Go to the police! (I am, after all, the mother of two adolescents.) But of course, Katie’s characters didn’t do what I told them to do. They are teenagers. And that’s one of the incredible strengths of this book. BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE is written from the point of view of a 15-year-old girl, and boy – does Katie get it right!

I was gripped and compelled and I wasn’t the only one. I had to wrestle the book away from my 14-year-old daughter several times. We don’t usually agree on much, my daughter and I, but here’s something we both agreed on: BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE is one great book!

So, brava! Deb Katie did a great job, from beginning to end. Teenagers are going to love this book. So are you. I used to not be a fan of young adult literature or of thrillers. But now I am.

~Deb Eve

P.S. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a signed copy of BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE. And Caite, who commented last week, send me your snail mail address, so I can send you a signed copy of FIRST COMES LOVE, THEN COMES MALARIA.

19 Replies to “Bad Girls, Good Girls, and even Moms love this book, by Deb Eve”

  1. I haven’t read a lot of books about ghosts, but I’m hearing such wonderful things about BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE!

    P.S. — Just finished FIRST COMES LOVE and adored it!

  2. I agree, Violet – it is a perfect cover for Bad Girls Don’t Die.

    And thanks, Julie. If you adored FIRST COMES LOVE – do me a favor and spread the word!

  3. I love that you had to wrestle the book from your fourteen year old, Eve! And now your mom wants to borrow it. Just goes to show that it’s going to be a big hit with all ages.

  4. That’s one of the sad truths in BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE and in life…some teens feel they don’t have ANY trusted adults in their lives! Glad your daughter loved it so much, Eve, and that’s a great sign for Katie’s success.

  5. Awww, Eve! Thank you! I feel the same way about Alexis–she’s completely disconnected, and unfortunately the only way I could think to get her to connect was to put her through some hellacious situations, LOL.

    Now I must go post your compliments as a blurb on my reviews page. 😀

  6. Katie created such a real teenager that the idea of Alexis asking adults for help was never an option…instead she had something to prove. And how I would love to see the book buyer demographics for this YA novel!

  7. How ironic that I stumbled upon this site while researching debutante balls for a YA mystery I’m currently brainstorming. I’m an aspiring writer. 🙂
    This book sounds very interesting and exactly what I like to read. Good luck!

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