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Dare Me - Megan Abbott
Dare Me
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Beth and me wedged tight, jeaned legs pressed against each other. The sound of our own breathing. Before we all stopped believing a tornado, or anything, could touch us, ever. Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are tough, inseparable, invincible. No pair more charismatic or sophisticated. No pair more... show more
Beth and me wedged tight, jeaned legs pressed against each other. The sound of our own breathing. Before we all stopped believing a tornado, or anything, could touch us, ever. Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are tough, inseparable, invincible. No pair more charismatic or sophisticated. No pair more dangerous. But with the fall term, their new coach arrives and things begin to change. She has plans for the cheer squad: all sleek poise and cool command, the girls are soon entirely in her thrall. Faster, harder, higher, thinner, the stakes raised, their world contracting, they compete to risk – everything. She, meantime, has been crossing a line of her own. From the brilliant author of The End of Everything, Dare Me is a searing novel about the allure of adulthood and the dark heart of adolescence: the fierce bonds between girls, their bitter rivalries, and their power to transform one another.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781447212515
Publisher: Picador
Edition language: English
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Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it
3.5 Girls of Steel
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
3.5
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
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...
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