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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Rules (YA)


Book #69 Read in 2015
The Rules by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie (YA)

At first glance, the premise of this story reminded me of I Know What You Did Last Summer.  In reality, this book was so much creepier.  August, a rich kid, is famous for throwing scavenger hunts.  Before graduation, he wants to throw the ultimate one and also wants to get some revenge on those popular kids who were not nice to his sister, who died a year ago.  He wants them to acknowledge their part of the bullying and tormenting that his sister faced.  But someone is killing off these kids one by one...is it August?  Another one of the party goers?  Robin, who was not invited to the party but brought there by one of her friends, tries to figure out a way to get her friends to safety. 

This book totally sucked me in and I read it in one sitting.  The mystery had great twists and turns; I was never really sure who the killer would end up being.  The characters were complex and had many layers; they were not always nice people but they were interesting with their flaws.  This is the perfect summer read for teenagers and adults alike.  I received a copy of this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a honest review.

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