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Book Review: One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke opens with six friends arriving in Greece to celebrate an upcoming wedding. Each one of the women have a secret, and one of them is determined to make sure the wedding doesn't happen. And, one of them ends up dead. Thank you to NetGalley, Penguin Group Putnam, and G.P. Putnam's Sons for a digital Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke. I was ecstatic to be selected to read this book in exchange for my honest review. Wow! I'm at a loss of what to say about One of the Girls because it was that fantastic. Fun. Engrossing. Well Written. Unputdownable. These are just a few words I'd use to describe this novel.  There were red herrings galore. With that being said, I had my suspicions that the "killer" was one of two people, and one of them ended up being the killer, so I was happy with my deduction. On the other hand, I couldn't figure out who the victim was going to be, and I was completely surprised b

Book Review: The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine

Nothing bad will happen, right? That's what the members of Shadyside High School's Outdoors Club thought when they decided to go on their overnight camping trip anyways when their club advisor cancelled it. It's all fun and games until Della gets lost in the woods and stumbles across a stranger on Fear Island. When the stranger starts threatening her, Della does the unthinkable, and everyone in the Outdoors Club swears secrecy of what happened. But someone else saw what happened and is sending the members mysterious notes.

The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine did not disappoint me in my attempt to reread my way through my childhood. I vaguely remembered the storyline as I was reading this book but not enough to remember exactly what happened, so it was like reading it for the first time. When I was a tween and teen, I read the Fear Street books out of order and loved this horror series. As an adult, I'm reading them in order, and I'm seeing connections with each book that I didn't see when I first read them.

As I was reading this book, it vaguely reminded me of the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. I won't go into details as to why as it will ruin the storyline if you decide to read it, but I think those who have read it and will be reading it will see what I mean. It made me feel like I was visiting with an old friend.

I loved most of the characters and felt like most of them had some character development, which you don't always see in a young adult book that is fewer than 200 pages. The only two featured characters that I didn't care for were Ricky, the class clown, and Della's best friend Maia. Ricky was just annoying, and Maia was a whiny little baby.

This is a perfect read for kids between the ages of eleven and eighteen, especially those who love spooky books. Like all his other books, R.L. Stine ties up all the loose ends, which I personally enjoy in a book. I had a blast rereading The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine and gave it five out of five stars. So far, it's my favorite in the series, and I can't wait to read the next book, Missing (Fear Street, #4).

If you liked The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine, you may like Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersly Cusick.

 

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