Google+ Reading Teen: Book review: The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Book review: The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan

Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home. They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with man who means to harm them. But Sam doesn't know how to get them out. They were trapped, then separated. Now they are alone. Will either of them get out alive?This gripping and hypnotic thriller will have you reading late into the night...

My review

I almost didn't read this book.
Because a couple pages in, I realized it was about two 11 year old boys.
Usually not my thing.
But I decided since this book was only 200 pages long, I would give it a shot.
I'm so happy that I read this book.
It was great.
And it was pretty dang creepy too.
I freaking loved Sam!
He was so cute, and even though it's a book,
he was tougher than I could ever be.
He kicked butt and he's only 11.
I'm pretty sure if I was in the situations he was in, I would have wimped out and given up.
The Long Weekend was one of those books that made me bite my nails,
and stay up at night and just think about it.
I love it when books are just so good that they make me react like that.
This only thing about this book that I disliked was that it was way too short.
I wish there were more story to it, and somehow longer.
But then again, I think The Long Weekend was directed to younger teens.
Even if it was, I still loved it and would probably read it again.
So, if you are just sitting there craving yourself a short and creepy read,
go pick up The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan.

Profanity: mild
Sexual: heavy (implies rape)
Violence: heavy

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  1. It sounds great! I have a few students who have been looking for a "good," creepy book. Thanks for the post!

  2. Thanks for posting this review. I wasn't sure about whether or not to put it on my classroom reading shelf or not... The implication of rape isn't TOO disturbing is it??

  3. Jessi - I had to read the implication about four times before I was completely sure that it was rape they were talking about. But no, it wasn't too disturbing at all.


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