Great reviews all. Eekareek, you should get a job with Readers Digest.
Eeka's review is the best Cliff Notes I've ever read...and I've read a lot of Cliff Notes. Hilarious.
My personal favorite was "Chapter Eighteen Jay dry humps Violet."
She felt there was too much detail.
Thanks for moving the discush, markie! Busy weekend, eh?
I basically just cleaned out my entire garage. No biggie. You?
And really Amy? Best Day Ever? Wow. You're welcome.
I cleaned off my junk mail counter.
Sara called and asked me my opinion about it, I gave her the go ahead.
Dry hump...hee hee hee. I feel like I'm 16 again!
This book was absolute indulgent nonsense.... but still enjoyable to a certain degree. But I digress, do killers have partners? I mean, really?
I laughed out loud throughout the entire book. Loved it.
You were not doing that when you were 16, Marth. And do not tell me otherwise.
YES! I knew this book would elicit a few "tee hee's".
I too had a good time reading this one.
So, did anyone like it in a non "Saved by the Bell" way?
Levi lovin' is awesome. I mean, the term.
I just read Eek's review. Hilarious.
Does it count if I liked it better than Saved By the Bell Markie?
I was really frustrated with Violet at the end when they left her alone in the bathroom. I wanted to jump in the book and strangle her myself!
I need to know, Markie. Did you read this book before you picked it out for the Book Club???
Did anyone write "second serial killer" in their book margin?
Hey, so introducing my sis, Martha. I've been impatiently waiting for her to be able to do this with us, during the summer at least when she's not pulling 3.high gpas in school.
This book made me miss high school like you wouldn't believe.
Yes, I did read this before recommending it.
Hello and welcome to the new Stands!
This book made me feel like Morgan and I are no longer in love. I don't even think he would notice that I had gone to the bathroom
Hi Martha. I'm so glad this was your introductory book to the SRBC.
Landee, if you missed high school reading this book, you should check out the one I'm reading now. LAMERZ!!!
Hi Aunt of Stands.
I never did stuff like this in high school. Not that I wouldn't loved to.
Hello MarthaMarkie, that makes this book even better.
I can't even think of the last time Dwight ever put a band-aid on me.
Is it possible to recreate that kind of scene with someone you've been married to for 13 years? I mean, just cause I'm curious, er...forget it.
Markie--I kept picturing you thinking, "Oh, the girls are gonna love this!" as you were reading. True? And why didn't you pick a scifi man book? Not that I wanted you to, just wondering.
I made out with my perfect BFF who I had known since I was 8 and suddenly turned hawter than hawt. So this brought back a ton of fun levi lovin' memories.
Morgan wouldn't have even noticed that I tripped, let alone put on a band aid
I'm pretty sure my husband put bandaids on lots of girls in high school if you know what I mean.
I have never made out with a BFF before but all my BFFs have been girls.
My husband didn't. (we won't talk about me).
I, too, never dry humped in high school. Now I know what I was missing.
I knew you would have fun with this book. I specifically thought of you and your Sweet Valley High fetish Sara.
Hi Everyone! I'm glad I got to read this book, I enjoyed it. I've read quite a few on your SRBC list, only cause StandsMom recommended them.
I love teeny bopper books.
This book did remind me of the days John and I were engaged. There were a few close calls....
Violet's parents were so polite to make sure and knock when V & J (Vijayjay) were grinding one out.
Just so you all know, I have never actually read a Sweet Valley High book. But, that will change this week.
I have never sprained an ankle before but Morgan has and his weren't nearly as bad as described in the book. Has anyone had a sprained ankle so bad that after a week they were still completely on crutches?
I know. My parents were never that cool.
I love these kinds of books too. It's highly embarrassing. I have some other books to recommend if you likey.
I made out with a BFF once (he was a guy BFF, so no worries) but we both decided it was really weird and we were better being BFFs. It was the most liberating feeling EVAH!
I didn't think the murder-pair thing was that weird. A little too convenient and I agree that the suspense could have been drawn out better or whatever - but still. I think a more realistic pair would have both been into both parts of it. Maybe worked together to kidnap and to kill. Except a teenage girl would be a lot less likely to go with TWO men than with just one - cop. I LOVED they hypothetical conversation between the two guys in your review Landee. That was yours, right?
When my kids are teenegers, I will purposely walk quietly up to their doors and then pop open their doors super fast.
Dwight loves your ViJayJay comment Markie.
I've sprained my ankle and had to hop around but crutches was a bit of an exaggeration. Kinda like the entire book.
I literally just slow clapped your VJ comment, Markie. Awe.some.
Markie23, did you just type Vijayjay????? Lolololol!!!
The parents angered me, yet I was relieved they were so trusting and knocked before entering.
Thank you, thankyouverymuch.
The parents knew they were getting hot and steamy cuz the mom had a stranger look her face after nearly catching them
Pass on the recommendations, Jespy!!!
There is a sequel to the book coming out and I think in that one Violet will be more like 16 and Pregnant.
Makeout scenes - hot? or lame?
What do you think Jay's mom thought of the couple?
I'll be popping doors open superfast too - or sneaking around quietly to catch any conversations or non-talking going on. Oh - fersure.
Make out scenes = hot a first, then lame.
when my kids are teenagers, it'll be no girls upstairs. They'll have to take their DHing elsewhere.
They were a little hot, and a little lame. Perfect combination.
I loved moments in the book where the author kept saying things like "Violet didn't look up and was shocked to hear Jay's voice"
Hot at first, then - a little disturbing. I wanted them to get caught and stuff. Forced into sneaking around. Isn't that how it really works?
Girls will be allowed upstairs here...as will nanny cams.
I also thought it was weird that the serial killers were scared of a 16 year old boy. WTH?????
Your not going to give them a dark basement to go to Jespy? With a window you can spy on them through.
He was like a teenage superman...never left Violet's side.
I would have liked to see them make out in other places besides the bedroom. What are they an old married couple?
I agree...hot and lame! Perfect for 16 year olds...in books only, of course.
So here is my first deep and thought provoking question:If you had Violet's ability would you consider it a gift or a curse?
I could have enjoyed an Acura make out scene.
All my goodreads from Feb-March are teen books like this one. Some better than others. Lots of Sarah Dessen (sp).
He was like superman. Why couldn't I have had a boyfriend like that in high school? Sheesh.
It was a psycho and a cop. Why were they scared of Jay's hairless chest? Why didn't they just kill Jay and Violet from the beginning? If I were Violet's mom, I wouldn't feel secure with a serial killer chasing my daughter and only having a 16 year old kid protecting her
I think it would be a gift. Oprah would agree too.
It would be 35% gift, and the rest curse. I wouldn't want to be constantly drawn to decomposing bodies. EWWWW!! But it might just come in handy sometimes.
I would consider it a curse...especially if I had to taste garlic in a men's restroom. Gag.
I certainly don't have abilities like Violet's but I am an empath and I can tell you it's a blessing and a curse. Mostly a curse.
I am thinking that there must be a LOT of dead animals out there that have been killed by other animals. You would think that the noise would be overwhelming.
You know, like if your cat disappeared?
I would ignore it.
It would be a curse for sure. I hate dead things, especially birds
Yes, HP, all DHing in the basement.I wouldn't want her creepy ability, so it would be a curse. But I would want a high school boy to follow me everywhere, so it would be a gift. I dunno.Make-out scenes are good if they're well done, lame if they aren't. What else you got?
Why do you think reburying the dead animals in her back yard gave her more peace? Do you think the same would be true for the human victims?
I wondered why in the book she didn't hear an echo from that Mackenzie girl.
I think it'd be a blessing...you'd have your own reality TV show for sure.
I don't think she had an ability at all. I think she just wanted attention and the rest was just coincidental.
What if Violet lived in a cemetery... would she have more peace, or would she have to wear ear-plugs all the time?
She would need an iPod, just like in the book Evermore (???)
Yeah they were already buried. Why rebury them?
Why didn't she just use and iPod to cover the sounds and chew on gum to help with the tastes?
Their souls were not at rest until they were buried properly.
Yup, I thought that was kinda dumb, and gross... digging up dead animals, and burying them in your backyard.
I would think that with that gift you'd have to be on medication for sure.
Burring them in her awesome backyard made the dead things RIP, duh.
If you were Violet what action would you take when you encountered random people with "imprints"?
It wasn't all sound. Sometimes it was visual. Sometimes it was like a taste. So - you know. I did think that was cool.
Oops. I said burring.
It was how her and Jay bonded too.
They fell in love over searching for dead things and reburying them.
I thought the idea of them being at peace once they were buried was kinda lame. Especially if they had been murdered. Wouldn't they only find peace once their murderer had been brought to justice?
Me and Jay would have had a secret hand signal or a hand squeeze or something so he'd know and then we'd discuss later.
With her powers, she's makeout material for sure! No wonder they were snoggin' 24/7!
You and Jay are a cute couple Stands.
I completely hated that she decided to look for the dood and was entirely unwilling to get help with it from anyone. Stupid Stupid stupid girl.
Running into people with imprints would be weird. I guess if I were Violet I would just carry a set of handcuffs with me everywhere I went.
The author did a good job of describing the different imprints, I thought.
wow you gize are still here. I just realized this was today and thought I missed it.
I picture Jay kind of like the guy from Dear John.
Yes, I agree that going after the dude in the mall was a terrible, terrible idea.
Hi Sammy... I'm glad you remembered. I figgured you were busy with Jonas or sumpin.
I think a little DHing there would be - um. Wait - what were we talking about?
Well I've been really sick with the flu this weekend and have been kind of out of the picture.
I thought the lamest thing in the book was when the killer decided to go after V when the other killer was already in jail! Super dumb.
I thought that Violet was just drawn to the imprint or echo like a moth to a flame... like in some kind of trance of something, and that's why she went off on her own looking for the guy.
Or like Finn. Yeah - more like Finn. Except Finn isn't as handsome as the Dear John guy.
It does remind me of one time though when I was at the grocery store and I had my two year old with me and this man smiled at her and commented to me how absolutely adorable she was. At that instant I got a super evil feeling come over me and I knew he was a very, very, very evil man. That happened like 8 years ago and I haven't forgotten the creepiness I felt.
Hey, Sam. Sorry you're sick!
Plus, what's the guy gonna do to her in the mall? I wasn't worried about her then.
Hi Samantha! Feeling better? I agree the whole entire twist was lame. Every detail of it.
Did you imprint on him, A?
Oooh. Manda - that's yucky. Sorry it happened, but SO glad you knew. I've had that happen before too.
I thought it was dumb that the captured killer confessed to everything, EXCEPT the fact that he had a partner. Like he has no problem with kidnapping, rape, and murder... but ratting out his partner - that would just be wrong.
I agree how dumb it was the 2nd killer was still trying to get V after the 1st killer was caught. It seems more fitting he would move on to a different place and find a new partner in crime or somethin like that.
Everyone has to draw the line somewhere I guess.
Oh, that reminds me, I also didn't get why J kept getting mad at V over dumb things, enough to stop talking to her. And she wouldn't even try to talk to him. Very odd.
Good thing my 16 year old hairless boyfriend was there to protect me.
Oooh! I thought for a few minutes that Jay was the badguy too!
I got confused for a minute during that part too.
How awesome would it have been if Jay was the killer & Violet couldn't tell or something cuz they were so BFFy???? I should write a novel, fhs.
Would Jay have been a hotter love interest if he had fangs?
Amanda, I had that happen too at WalShizz. The male checker couldn't stop saying how cute my 4-yr-old son was. Totally creepy!!! I named him Chester the Checker.
It would have been a good twist if Jay was the killer.
I thought it was dumb that Violet couldn't figure out that the reason Jay wasn't talking to her was because she agreed to go to the dance with Grady. Well, duh, no wonder he's not talking to you. Hello.
Or super hairy?
Sam--I think the author was trying to make us think the killer was Jay. I didn't buy it for a second. That part was awesome, btw.
Other awesome potential killers: Her uncle, her dad, Jay's dad.
At times I wondered if her uncle was the killer.
How did Chester get pegged as the creepydood name?
Landee, I thought about Jay being the killer too and V not knowing cause of their BFFness. It woulda made the story sooo much better!
It rhymes the best with molester.
Landee--you already wrote half of a half of a novel, fhs! And it's bloody brillianter than TBF.
It's all about rhyming.
Did anyone else skip over the parts written from the killer's point of view? Or was that just me?
I think most people read this in a few days or less. For shorter easier reads like this, should we shorten the discussion time to two weeks, or choose two books for the month?
Chester the Molester would be my guess.
What are you people talking about? I'm glad Jay wasn't the killer. It should have been someone she knew tho. Fer duh.
Lissie Adams' dad would have been an awesome killer too. Or one of the chaperone teachers at the dance.
I didn't! I looked forward to them. I do not know why. The suspense, more clues. ??
Ya, Chester the Molester.
I dunno, Markie. Seems like a lot of people wait until the end of the month to read. Is everyone planning on reading a lot this summer?
I had to wait almost an entire month to get the book from my library so I was glad to have the full month even though I read it in one day.
I plan on reading more.Who has next book?
I think it's me.
I plan on doing a whole lotta nothing this summer.
I think I finished this book in a couple days or less so I vote for having a couple books in a month. If they're an easy read.
But maybe if we only had two weeks to read it, people would just wait until the very end of those two weeks to read it. Hmmm.
I didn't skip over the killer's chapters but I did read them with my hand over my eyes and through my fingers.
Some of you are reading machines. I am amazed. I have NEVER read a book in one day.
Me either, Markie. ::high five::Do you people not have any other responsibilities???
I've been reading a ton of books. Two books a month sounds good.
I better go. My little girl keeps screaming, "I dont' wanna go to bed" in my ear and my husband isn't impressed. He says he's tired. Party pooper.
My only responsibility is to read a book in one day.
It's the only time i've read a book in one day so don't think I'm that great. I was high on caffeine.
K, A. Night!
EEK! I just looked at my goodreads and I read 8 books this month. No idea where I found the time to do it.
But this will impress you. I stayed up until four reading and then got up at six to jog with friends. :)
I have taught my children to fend for themselves. They know how to get a bowl of cereal and that bed is at 8pm. Kidding.
When I read a book, it's like watching a movie. I read till I'm done. Who wants to watch ten minutes of a movie a night?
That's incredible Sammy!
The first book I ever read in 24 hours was The Hunger Games. Duh. I KNOW y'all understand how that could happen. Responsibilities?? What do you think cereal and gogurts are for??
Ahhh... Hunger Games.
It would be nice to discuss the book right after I read it. It's hard thinking of things to say when it's been this long.
Hot Pants, I couldn't agree more!! Although, I just finished The Help and I was able to read that over a period of about a week.
Sam is a reading machine!
Alright I'm gonna go to sleep. Are we finding out the next book tomorrow?
Marth, you are SO not kidding. ;)
Yup, and I know people are chomping at the bit to get their turn to pick the book.
I like to savor my books. Especially if there is grinding involved.
I'll post it in the afternoon. I have to work in the morning. And I might still be debating about it.
K, I'm going to bed too. See ya. Thanks for the pick Markie! I had a great time reading it.
Goodnight sweet daughter of mine. Hope you feel better. See you in a couple days :o)
I already know what I'm gonna pick when my turn comes around and it's gonna be good. At least I really loved it!
Ann-what are you saying? That it was bad I read the entire Twilight series in less than 10 days? My children are fine! Hahahaha!
Goodnight everyone. I hope I feel better too the flu sucks!
Peace out peeps!
I'm glad I joined the discussion, as I had nothing better to do and the book I'm reading now is lame. :-) I am really looking forward to June's book!
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