Wish You Were Dead
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|Format:||Paperback, 247 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 August 2010|
Madison, a senior at a suburban New York high school, tries to uncover who is responsible for the disappearance of her friends, popular students mentioned in the posts of an anonymous blogger, while she, herself, is being stalked online and in-person.
About the Author
Todd Strasser, author of "Give a Boy a Gun," "Boot Camp," "If I Grow Up," and the Help, I'm Trapped . . . series, has written wildly popular middle-grade and teen books of all genres. When he's not speaking at schools and conferences, he makes his home in a suburb of New York City. Todd is active in a number of sports but enjoys surfing most of all. Visit him online at www.toddstrasser.com.
Gr 8-11-Madison Archer and the students of Soundview High are beginning to be afraid. She and Tyler dropped Lucy off at her front door and now she's missing. An anonymous blogger had written that Lucy and other students who think that they are better than everyone else should be punished-and now no one knows what happened to Lucy. Soon Lucy's boyfriend also goes missing, and then another student. Madison is thrown into the middle with anonymous emails hinting that that she could be next. Who can she trust? Emily Bauer narrates Todd Strasser's thriller (EgmontUSA, 2010) that blends in social-networking strategies with the perfect amount of teen anguish. The voices of the teenagers are spot-on, but the blogger's email voice and the kidnapper's taunts aren't as distinctive and strong as the text implies. The sense of madness and the build-up of fear are lacking. The adult voices are just mediocre, and it is sometimes difficult to distinguish who is speaking. However, the story setting, the rich kids, the missing students, the blogger, and the gripping mystery will captivate listeners.-Anita Lawson, Otsego High School, MI (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
|Publisher: ||Egmont USA|
|Dimensions: ||20.22 x 16.76 x 1.42 centimeters (0.19 kg)|