Google+ Reading Teen: Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender: Review by Abigaile

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender: Review by Abigaile

Bad Girls Don't Die
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?

Bad Girls Dont Die was my first horror/mystery book that I have read, and actually loved! I loved this book because it was super creepy, and for some crazy reason, it felt very... real. Yeah I know, it's about her little sister becoming possessed by a ghost, but the author did such a good job of writing that it seemed like it really could happen. The twists in the book where great! I couldn't wait to know what happened next. I actually found myself making sure my closet was closed every night, because i was afraid somehow the creepy green-eyed doll made its way into my closet...

I really liked Alexis, I felt like she was a lot like me. Sarcastic, rude, and rarely, can be charming.
Katie Alender didn't make Alexis act like a ditz. She was very smart with everything she did.
I also really liked that Alexis became friends with Megan! It was awesome that Megan wasn't just another cheerleader.

Usually scary books just have to put a bunch of sexual crap all in it. But this one didn't, Alexis and Carter just kissed once.

Speaking of Carter... I was disappointed. I was really excited because his character started out really awesome, but I felt like I was waiting for him. He just wasn't in the book much.  Hopefully the author will develop Carter more in the next book. I'm looking forward to it!


Parents should know:  This book was very clean, with only a few "minor" curse words.  There is no sexual content and a small amount of kissing.  For more details go to Bad Girls Don't Die on Parental Book Reviews.


  1. Oooh, wonderful review! I haven't heard of this book ... definitely going on my TBR list!!

  2. Awesome review. I'm going to have to see if my library carries it. ^^

  3. Thanks for the review. I will check that book out.

  4. Thanks for the comments! :D Hopefully you guys love this book as much as I did.

  5. Hey abz, great review!! Now I want to read it even more!! I just have to finish Minder...


  6. Is there PDF format for this book?

  7. i read it, loved it.

  8. This book was alright. It wasn't nearly the best book about paranormal activity, but for a book intended for younger teens it was okay.
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