Book Review: Poor Little Dead Girls by @LizzieFriend

Title: Poor Little Dead Girls
By: Lizzie Friend
Publisher: Merit Press
Publication Date: December 18, 2013
ISBN: 9781440563959
Pages: 288

Perfect people aren't just born. They're made.
The first time she is blindfolded and kidnapped, star-athlete and posh boarding school newbie Sadie is terrified. She wakes up in a dark room surrounded by hushed whispers, hooded strangers, and a mysterious voice whispering not-so-sweet nothings in her ear.

But once the robes come off, she realizes it’s just an elaborate prank designed to induct her into the group that’s been pulling the strings at Keating Hall for generations. The circle has it all--incredible connections; fabulous parties; and, of course, an in with the brother society’s gorgeous pledges.

The instant popularity is enough to make Sadie forget about the unexplained marks on her body, the creepy ceremonial rituals, and the incident that befell one of her teammates the year before. So the next time Sadie is kidnapped, she isn’t scared, but she should be. The worst of Keating Hall is yet to come.

I enjoyed this story. It was a little more up-to-date and edgy Nancy Drew with its mystery and intrigue. I will be recommending to my teenage daughter. She is a huge fan of Pretty Little Liars, which this story also had that sort of feel to it, leading me to believe she will find this book quite appealing. The characters are well developed. The storyline has a good pace. It was a quick read and a real page turner. It did take me a little longer than usual to get into the story but that may have more to do with how busy my life has been than with a fault in the writing. Regardless of the time it took to get completely captured by the story, I was captured by it. I would recommend as a good read.
 Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Poor Little Dead Girls at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


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