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Dare Me - Megan Abbott
Dare Me
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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. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad,... show more
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. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls -- until the young new coach arrives.Cool and commanding, an emissary from the adult world just beyond their reach, Coach Colette French draws Addy and the other cheerleaders into her life. Only Beth, unsettled by the new regime, remains outside Coach's golden circle, waging a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as "top girl" -- both with the team and with Addy herself. Then a suicide focuses a police investigation on Coach and her squad. After the first wave of shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the death -- and learns that the boundary between loyalty and love can be dangerous terrain. The raw passions of girlhood are brought to life in this taut, unflinching exploration of friendship, ambition, and power. Award-winning novelist Megan Abbott, writing with what Tom Perrotta has hailed as "total authority and an almost desperate intensity," provides a harrowing glimpse into the dark heart of the all-American girl.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316097772 (0316097772)
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
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Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
3.0 Dare Me
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
debbiekrenzer rated it
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
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers rated it
4.5 Review: Dare Me by Megan Abbott
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
1.0 Dare Me - Review
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
5.0 Dare Me by Megan Abbott - Review.
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...
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