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Monday, May 31, 2010

Official Discussion Post for The Body Finder

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Markie23 said...

Great reviews all. Eekareek, you should get a job with Readers Digest.

Landee said...

Eeka's review is the best Cliff Notes I've ever read...and I've read a lot of Cliff Notes. Hilarious.

Landee said...

My personal favorite was "Chapter Eighteen Jay dry humps Violet."

Hot Pants said...

She felt there was too much detail.

Jenny ESP said...

Thanks for moving the discush, markie! Busy weekend, eh?

Landee said...

I basically just cleaned out my entire garage. No biggie. You?

Markie23 said...

And really Amy? Best Day Ever? Wow. You're welcome.

Hot Pants said...

I cleaned off my junk mail counter.

Hot Pants said...

Sara called and asked me my opinion about it, I gave her the go ahead.

The McLaughlin's said...

Dry hump...hee hee hee. I feel like I'm 16 again!

Landee said...

This book was absolute indulgent nonsense.... but still enjoyable to a certain degree.

But I digress, do killers have partners? I mean, really?

StandsMom said...

Hi hi!!!

Hot Pants said...

I laughed out loud throughout the entire book. Loved it.

StandsMom said...

You were not doing that when you were 16, Marth. And do not tell me otherwise.

Markie23 said...

YES! I knew this book would elicit a few "tee hee's".

Jenny ESP said...

I too had a good time reading this one.

Markie23 said...

So, did anyone like it in a non "Saved by the Bell" way?

StandsMom said...

Levi lovin' is awesome. I mean, the term.

Amanda said...

I just read Eek's review. Hilarious.

Hot Pants said...

Does it count if I liked it better than Saved By the Bell Markie?

Markie23 said...

Absolutely HP

The McLaughlin's said...

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!

eekareek said...

I need to know, Markie. Did you read this book before you picked it out for the Book Club???

Markie23 said...

Did anyone write "second serial killer" in their book margin?

StandsMom said...

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.

Landee said...

This book made me miss high school like you wouldn't believe.

Markie23 said...

Yes, I did read this before recommending it.

Jenny ESP said...

Hello and welcome to the new Stands!

Hot Pants said...

Hello Martha.

eekareek said...

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

Landee said...

Hi Martha. I'm so glad this was your introductory book to the SRBC.

The McLaughlin's said...

Landee, if you missed high school reading this book, you should check out the one I'm reading now. LAMERZ!!!

Markie23 said...

Hi Aunt of Stands.

Amanda said...

I never did stuff like this in high school. Not that I wouldn't loved to.

The McLaughlin's said...
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eekareek said...

Hello Martha

Markie, that makes this book even better.

Hot Pants said...

I can't even think of the last time Dwight ever put a band-aid on me.

StandsMom said...

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.

Jenny ESP said...

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.

Landee said...

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.

eekareek said...

Morgan wouldn't have even noticed that I tripped, let alone put on a band aid

Amanda said...

I'm pretty sure my husband put bandaids on lots of girls in high school if you know what I mean.

eekareek said...

I have never made out with a BFF before but all my BFFs have been girls.

StandsMom said...

My husband didn't. (we won't talk about me).

Jenny ESP said...

I, too, never dry humped in high school. Now I know what I was missing.

Markie23 said...

I knew you would have fun with this book. I specifically thought of you and your Sweet Valley High fetish Sara.

The McLaughlin's said...

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.

eekareek said...

I love teeny bopper books.

Amanda said...

This book did remind me of the days John and I were engaged. There were a few close calls....

Markie23 said...

Violet's parents were so polite to make sure and knock when V & J (Vijayjay) were grinding one out.

Hot Pants said...

Just so you all know, I have never actually read a Sweet Valley High book. But, that will change this week.

eekareek said...

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?

Amanda said...

I know. My parents were never that cool.

Jenny ESP said...

I love these kinds of books too. It's highly embarrassing. I have some other books to recommend if you likey.

The McLaughlin's said...

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!

StandsMom said...

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?

eekareek said...

When my kids are teenegers, I will purposely walk quietly up to their doors and then pop open their doors super fast.

Hot Pants said...

Dwight loves your ViJayJay comment Markie.

Amanda said...

I've sprained my ankle and had to hop around but crutches was a bit of an exaggeration. Kinda like the entire book.

StandsMom said...

I literally just slow clapped your VJ comment, Markie. Awe.some.

The McLaughlin's said...

Markie23, did you just type Vijayjay????? Lolololol!!!

Jenny ESP said...

The parents angered me, yet I was relieved they were so trusting and knocked before entering.

Markie23 said...

Thank you, thankyouverymuch.

eekareek said...

The parents knew they were getting hot and steamy cuz the mom had a stranger look her face after nearly catching them

StandsMom said...

Pass on the recommendations, Jespy!!!

eekareek said...

There is a sequel to the book coming out and I think in that one Violet will be more like 16 and Pregnant.

Markie23 said...

Makeout scenes - hot? or lame?

Amanda said...

What do you think Jay's mom thought of the couple?

StandsMom said...

I'll be popping doors open superfast too - or sneaking around quietly to catch any conversations or non-talking going on. Oh - fersure.

Amanda said...

Make out scenes = hot a first, then lame.

Jenny ESP said...

when my kids are teenagers, it'll be no girls upstairs. They'll have to take their DHing elsewhere.

Hot Pants said...

They were a little hot, and a little lame. Perfect combination.

eekareek said...

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"

StandsMom said...

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?

Landee said...

Girls will be allowed upstairs here...as will nanny cams.

eekareek said...

I also thought it was weird that the serial killers were scared of a 16 year old boy. WTH?????

Hot Pants said...

Your not going to give them a dark basement to go to Jespy? With a window you can spy on them through.

StandsMom said...

He was like a teenage superman...never left Violet's side.

Amanda said...

I would have liked to see them make out in other places besides the bedroom. What are they an old married couple?

The McLaughlin's said...

I agree...hot and lame! Perfect for 16 year olds...in books only, of course.

Markie23 said...

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?

Landee said...

I could have enjoyed an Acura make out scene.

Jenny ESP said...

All my goodreads from Feb-March are teen books like this one. Some better than others. Lots of Sarah Dessen (sp).

Amanda said...

He was like superman. Why couldn't I have had a boyfriend like that in high school? Sheesh.

eekareek said...

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

Hot Pants said...

I think it would be a gift. Oprah would agree too.

StandsMom said...

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.

The McLaughlin's said...

I would consider it a curse...especially if I had to taste garlic in a men's restroom. Gag.

Amanda said...

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.

Markie23 said...

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.

StandsMom said...

You know, like if your cat disappeared?

Hot Pants said...

I would ignore it.

eekareek said...

It would be a curse for sure. I hate dead things, especially birds

Jenny ESP said...

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?

Markie23 said...

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?

Amanda said...

I wondered why in the book she didn't hear an echo from that Mackenzie girl.

Landee said...

I think it'd be a blessing...you'd have your own reality TV show for sure.

eekareek said...

I don't think she had an ability at all. I think she just wanted attention and the rest was just coincidental.

Markie23 said...

What if Violet lived in a cemetery... would she have more peace, or would she have to wear ear-plugs all the time?

eekareek said...

She would need an iPod, just like in the book Evermore (???)

Hot Pants said...

Yeah they were already buried. Why rebury them?

eekareek said...

Why didn't she just use and iPod to cover the sounds and chew on gum to help with the tastes?

eekareek said...

Their souls were not at rest until they were buried properly.

Markie23 said...

Yup, I thought that was kinda dumb, and gross... digging up dead animals, and burying them in your backyard.

Amanda said...

I would think that with that gift you'd have to be on medication for sure.

Jenny ESP said...

Burring them in her awesome backyard made the dead things RIP, duh.

Markie23 said...

If you were Violet what action would you take when you encountered random people with "imprints"?

StandsMom said...

It wasn't all sound. Sometimes it was visual. Sometimes it was like a taste. So - you know. I did think that was cool.

Jenny ESP said...

Oops. I said burring.

Hot Pants said...

It was how her and Jay bonded too.

Hot Pants said...

They fell in love over searching for dead things and reburying them.

Amanda said...

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?

StandsMom said...

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.

The McLaughlin's said...

With her powers, she's makeout material for sure! No wonder they were snoggin' 24/7!

Hot Pants said...

You and Jay are a cute couple Stands.

StandsMom said...

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.

Amanda said...

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.

Jenny ESP said...

The author did a good job of describing the different imprints, I thought.

samandlysander said...

wow you gize are still here. I just realized this was today and thought I missed it.

StandsMom said...

I picture Jay kind of like the guy from Dear John.

Amanda said...

Yes, I agree that going after the dude in the mall was a terrible, terrible idea.

Markie23 said...

Hi Sammy... I'm glad you remembered. I figgured you were busy with Jonas or sumpin.

StandsMom said...

I think a little DHing there would be - um. Wait - what were we talking about?

samandlysander said...

Well I've been really sick with the flu this weekend and have been kind of out of the picture.

Jenny ESP said...

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.

Markie23 said...

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.

StandsMom said...

Or like Finn. Yeah - more like Finn. Except Finn isn't as handsome as the Dear John guy.

Amanda said...

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.

Jenny ESP said...

Hey, Sam. Sorry you're sick!

Landee said...

Plus, what's the guy gonna do to her in the mall? I wasn't worried about her then.

Hot Pants said...

Hi Samantha! Feeling better?
I agree the whole entire twist was lame. Every detail of it.

Jenny ESP said...

Did you imprint on him, A?

StandsMom said...

Oooh. Manda - that's yucky. Sorry it happened, but SO glad you knew. I've had that happen before too.

Markie23 said...

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.

The McLaughlin's said...

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.

Hot Pants said...

Everyone has to draw the line somewhere I guess.

Jenny ESP said...

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.

Amanda said...

Good thing my 16 year old hairless boyfriend was there to protect me.

StandsMom said...

Oooh! I thought for a few minutes that Jay was the badguy too!

Hot Pants said...

I got confused for a minute during that part too.

Landee said...

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.

Markie23 said...

Would Jay have been a hotter love interest if he had fangs?

The McLaughlin's said...

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.

samandlysander said...

It would have been a good twist if Jay was the killer.

Amanda said...

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.

Hot Pants said...

Or super hairy?

Jenny ESP said...

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.

Landee said...

Other awesome potential killers: Her uncle, her dad, Jay's dad.

Amanda said...

At times I wondered if her uncle was the killer.

StandsMom said...

How did Chester get pegged as the creepydood name?

The McLaughlin's said...

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!

Hot Pants said...

It rhymes the best with molester.

Jenny ESP said...

Landee--you already wrote half of a half of a novel, fhs! And it's bloody brillianter than TBF.

Hot Pants said...

It's all about rhyming.

Amanda said...

Did anyone else skip over the parts written from the killer's point of view? Or was that just me?

Markie23 said...

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?

Amanda said...

Chester the Molester would be my guess.

Jenny ESP said...

What are you people talking about? I'm glad Jay wasn't the killer. It should have been someone she knew tho. Fer duh.

Landee said...

Lissie Adams' dad would have been an awesome killer too. Or one of the chaperone teachers at the dance.

StandsMom said...

I didn't! I looked forward to them. I do not know why. The suspense, more clues. ??

The McLaughlin's said...

Ya, Chester the Molester.

Jenny ESP said...

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?

Amanda said...

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.

Landee said...

I plan on reading more.

Who has next book?

Hot Pants said...

I think it's me.

Amanda said...

I plan on doing a whole lotta nothing this summer.

The McLaughlin's said...

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.

Jenny ESP said...

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.

Landee said...

I didn't skip over the killer's chapters but I did read them with my hand over my eyes and through my fingers.

Markie23 said...

Some of you are reading machines. I am amazed. I have NEVER read a book in one day.

Landee said...

Me either, Markie. ::high five::

Do you people not have any other responsibilities???

samandlysander said...

I've been reading a ton of books. Two books a month sounds good.

Amanda said...

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.

Jenny ESP said...

My only responsibility is to read a book in one day.

Amanda said...

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.

Markie23 said...

G'Night Amanda

Jenny ESP said...

K, A. Night!

samandlysander said...

EEK! I just looked at my goodreads and I read 8 books this month. No idea where I found the time to do it.

Amanda said...

But this will impress you. I stayed up until four reading and then got up at six to jog with friends. :)

The McLaughlin's said...

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.

Hot Pants said...

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?

Markie23 said...

That's incredible Sammy!

StandsMom said...

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??

Markie23 said...

Ahhh... Hunger Games.

StandsMom said...

Night Amanda!!!!

Jenny ESP said...

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.

The McLaughlin's said...

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.

Jenny ESP said...

Sam is a reading machine!

samandlysander said...

Alright I'm gonna go to sleep. Are we finding out the next book tomorrow?

StandsMom said...

Marth, you are SO not kidding. ;)

Markie23 said...

Yup, and I know people are chomping at the bit to get their turn to pick the book.

Landee said...

I like to savor my books. Especially if there is grinding involved.

Hot Pants said...

I'll post it in the afternoon. I have to work in the morning. And I might still be debating about it.

Hot Pants said...

K, I'm going to bed too. See ya. Thanks for the pick Markie! I had a great time reading it.

Markie23 said...

Goodnight sweet daughter of mine. Hope you feel better. See you in a couple days :o)

samandlysander said...

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!

The McLaughlin's said...

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!

samandlysander said...

Goodnight everyone. I hope I feel better too the flu sucks!

Landee said...

Peace out peeps!

The McLaughlin's said...

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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