Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH

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?


A gripping story from start to end. I had read advices of not reading this book at night but I didn’t mind and every night I grabbed Bad Girls Don’t Die and sank in its pages. The first night I discovered the because of these advices. Bad Girls Don’t Die is a Gothic story that will put your hairs on end. Passed a few chapters, the plot turns dark and horripilating. I started looking to the sides every five minutes and every single normal sound (the sound of the clockwise for exemple) sounded 100 times louder than usually.

I really liked the way it was written and the fact that no matter what would happen, Alexis didn’t lose that point of humour in her thoughts.
While there are books I spend chapters and chapters to get into the story, this one caught me since the first one and as it was very well paced it was easier to follow track of the happenings.

I think that what I liked the most was trying to gess how all the events were related and why happened this and that, and how at the end all connect making a great background story.

Overall: I think this’s been the first terror book I’ve read and I don’t regret it. I’ll be looking forward to read more books of Katie.


Katie Alender said...

Hey, Silvia! Thank you so much for the great review. I'm glad you don't regret it--I've read books that I wished I hadn't, because the scary stuff haunts me for years!

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