"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and—oh yeah—the weird murder and how I found out about it—you're definitely going to want to hear about that. But first, I have to tell you about the stupidest thing I ever did . . ."
Sam Hopkins is bored with his status as a preacher's kid. So when a group of guys notorious for being in trouble offers him friendship, he accepts. Before long, he has several new skills—including hot-wiring cars.
At school, there's an eccentric loner named Jennifer. When Sam defends her from being bullied, she begins to seek him out as her only friend. Her ramblings often seem illogical . . . but then start to contain grains of truth. One leads Sam to discover that one of his new friends has been killed. And then she tells him, "I'm looking for the devil." Sam doesn't know what that means, but he knows it's a matter of life and death that he figure it out.
Everyone else thinks Jennifer is suffering from schizophrenia. But Sam is starting to wonder if there could be something prophetic in her words. Discovering the truth is going to be both crazy and dangerous.
This book was really good. Completely thrilling and interesting from the very beginning of the book all the way through to the end. I had no idea what to expect when I started reading the book, but now that I have I can say that this book is certainly one that keeps us on our toes.
One thing I really enjoyed about reading this book was the writing style. It is as if the main character is actually telling us a story, recounting the events for us as if we're old friends. This is a great way for a reader (me) to feel connected to the story instead of feeling like an outsider looking in.
This book was poitively interesting. The way everything is pretty much a chain reaction of other things that had happened, and the way all of these little things connect, is truly enthralling. I loved reading more and more and finding a bit more to the pice of the big puzzle of this story.
Crazy Dangerous was absolutely thrilling. In this way, it certainly lives up to its name--many dangerous things happen, and they're so much fun to read about. Big BOOMs happen all over the place, sometimes literally.
Character Rundown: Sam, Sam, Sam Hopkins! Sam is such a wonderful protaganist. He is both strong and weak at the same time, but never ever really doubts himself. He is exceedingly kind in the very best way--not a pushover, but not cruel either. Plus, he's funny. Sarcasm can never be bad for a character to have, in my opinion. Jennifer Sales. Now, she's pretty much the "crazy girl," but she's not REALLY crazy. She was a nice character to learn about, piece by piece as the story develops. I also think it was the sweetest thing how Sam was her "magical friend."
I think this is my favorite quote from a book in a long while (this was before I read Obsidian): "There's magic in a friend's name." Think about it--this is SO true.
One more little aspect I must comment on in this book: there is a mystery. Yeah, a mystery. One that twists your mind for a little bit, until we find out the answer and then everything makes sense. It's not an obvious answer, though the mystery is not impossible to solve. It was exciting trying tto predict things and then changing them again and again until finally--FINALLY--I got it right.
The ending. A very good ending. It wraps up everything in the book, but still leaves us thinking. And though we're s thinking, it's not in a I-need-more way, but in more of a create-your-own-interpretation way. And I like that.
Overall, this book was a seriously fun read and I enjoed the whole thing. If you're looking for a book that will keep you on your toes, I suggest this one. :)
All right, it's giveaway time.
We're giving away ONE ecopy of Crazy Dangerous!
For all the rules of this giveaway, click HERE to see my giveaway policy. This giveaway is international and ends on June 20.