Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents’ marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude.
When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in.
Alexis wants to think that it’s all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks are becoming life-threatening–to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the class president. Alexis knows she’s the only person who can stop Kasey — but what if that green-eyed girl isn’t even Kasey anymore?
I totally love this book. I finished it in four hours, nonstop reading. It was so engrossing. I liked how Katie spent the first few chapters explaining why Alexis was anti social and life before she became an outcast. It gave me a better understanding of Alexis. Katie Alender’s writing is wonderful. Her descriptions are so vivid, I could picture everything in my mind so clearly. Oh boy, there’s a mystery too! Which was very well crafted. I like the chemistry between Carter and Alexis. They are a cute pair! I was also very supportive of Megan and Alexis teaming up from the start and throughout the book I was like “get together and defeat that ghost already!”. Readers would be surprised at how Megan is actually involved in the whole thing.
It is important for everything to fit perfectly in a story like this, we don’t want anything left unanswered. Katie Alender has accomplished that. Marvelous job Katie! Did you know that Bad Girls Don’t Die is Katie’s debut book? Wow!
Bad Girls Don’t Die is a mixture of a little of everything. Romance, ghosts, crazy sisters, dolls and cheerleaders. I recommend BGDD to everyone who likes ghost stories. So grab your copy of Bad Girls Don’t Die and snuggle up in your bed with your flashlight and a teddy bear. It will keep you up all night!
Bad Girls Don’t Die falls midway between a Silver star and a Gold star. But because the in between star doesn’t exist, I shall give a Gold star!