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Beware That Girl

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I can definitely see the appeal of this book to teens; a private school setting, a slightly twisted mystery, and an outlaw character crashing the party. I didn't find it predictable or boring. Some of the circumstances, and plans were a little unrealistic, and I didn't find a character I could really like or root for.
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There are varying reviews on this one. I’m not sure which side I fall on as I didn’t hate it, I liked it in some parts more than others..
The writing seemed to lack emotional depth and at times robotic. 

It’s a typical YA angst which made it a fulfilling read. 

The writing was strong but the plot was part way there. 

I really enjoyed the lead up to the end and the potential climax......
But I was left unfulfilled.

This of course is my own reading experience and may not be yours.
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This book didn't do anything for me. For a thriller, it was rather boring and forgettable. It took me forever to read it because I just wasn't into it.
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I did not finish this book and did not complete a review.
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I'm totally over the teen killer trend. Sure, these girls don't' set out to kill. They're just trying to get through life  and crushes on abusive school administrators and mental illness. But Toten is taking us all over the map. Con artists, revenge fantasies, S+M.  And I get that we're supposed to be uncertain. Who knows how many of the book events actually happen and how many are actually imagined by an ill teen. That was mildly intriguing but also felt like a cop out for an implausible plot.
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This was one of those books that had me on the edge of my seat from the very first page onward.  There was so much in terms of character development and a plot that I just couldn't get enough of.  I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a genuine, fun thriller.
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Predictable, a bit cringe-y, and did not feel much like a thriller. I'm thoroughly disappointed.
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Just the right amount of mystery and intrigue and suspense.  I appreciated the fact that the author was able to write this story without relying on teen angst and gratuitous obscenities.
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I enjoyed reading the book.  The end had me completely surprised and still questioning if  I knew what really happened long after the book was over.
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An interesting and intense read. While I don't teach and wouldn't be able to use this in curriculum, it has a home on my office's book shelf.
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Kate is a Have Not, a scholarship girl at the elite Waverly School in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Hiding a dark past filled with lies and abuse, Kate is living in a small room at the back of the Chinatown market she works at. She dreams of living in style, and soon finds the perfect target to fulfill her dream of going to Yale.

Olivia lives a charmed life of a wealthy girl, but has secrets of her own. Back at Waverly after time in a mental hospital, she is determined to make things work, and to make a new friend. Kate and Olivia soon become inseperable, and as Kate moves into Olivia’s fancy penthouse, the teens become co-dependent. Kate’s friendly feelings towards Olivia become real, especially when her friend becomes the target of Mark, a faculty member whose sociopathic tendencies remind Kate of someone from her past.

Twisted, dark and honestly one of the more entertaining books I’ve read so far this year! Do yourself a favor and pick up this book.

Pub Date: May 31st 2016
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I chose not to review this title. The book just didn't click with me. Thanks so much for the opportunity to read it.
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