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by Megan Abbott
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Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 10 months ago
Megan Abbott takes the Mean Girls trope to extremes in her novel Dare Me, about a team of high school Cheerleaders who revel in their sense of entitlement and perceived immortality. Addy Hanlon is the sixteen-year-old narrator who identifies herself as the “lieutenant” to her best friend and Team C...
Kenny Loves to Read
Kenny Loves to Read rated it 2 years ago
I was drawn into this story very quickly and strongly because of its dark and raw portrayal of adolescent passion. The dangerous habits the girls form in trying to be exceptional cheerleaders and in their individual clingy friendships, as well as their bizarre obsession with their coach kept me read...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it 4 years ago
I had a hard time figuring out how to rate this book. I think I liked it more than I disliked it so 3 stars it is. I've heard it explained as Cheerleading Fight Club and Lord of the Flies with Cheerleaders. This book is a psychological thriller about a cheer team who gets a new coach. Collette, the ...
debbiekrenzer rated it 4 years ago
I would have given this four stars, but the fact that I skipped about 20% of it made me give it three. There is a lot of the aspects of cheerleading in this book. Given it is a YA about a cheerleading squad, you would expect it. But it was just too much for me. The other plot was a good one which is...
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
I wrote this review while playing Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)." There are reasons why that's appropriate, but that might delve into spoilerific territory, so I digress.Forewarning: this will be a long review, possibly one breaking the character limit. That might be surprising c...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 5 years ago
Cheerleaders, high school drama, murder and yet just meh. Could have been good but just didn't do it for me. I didn't like any of the characters. I didn't get their motivations and I didn't really care who did it or if they got caught. I really don't know what else to say. Other than I did manage to...
Liz Loves Books.Com.
Liz Loves Books.Com. rated it 5 years ago
Publication Date: Available now from Picador Source: Purchased Copy Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy’s best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 5 years ago
Having been a busy bee at work, I am oh so behind on reviews, and Megan Abbott's Dare Me has so much great commentary out there in the ether that I can't help but feel I have little to add. I'll lean on a bit of propositional logic to keep things brief, beginning with common misconceptions that I ...
blackguysdoread rated it 6 years ago
I had seen the picture of this hardcover floating around the Interwebs and wrote it off as a teeny-bopper, young adult, chick-lit novel. That was before I knew who Megan Abbott was. That was before I read her awesome, hard-boiled crime book, [b:Queenpin|7804577|Queenpin|Megan Abbott|https://d202m5kr...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 6 years ago
Beth and Addy have been the top dogs on the cheerleading squad for years. When a new coach comes in and upsets the apple cart, how will Beth react to her role being usurped? And what dark things are waiting in the wings for Coach French?Wow. I've said it before but Megan Abbott makes the politics of...
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