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Save Yourself - Kelly Braffet
Save Yourself
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A gripping novel full of suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an "electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller."Patrick Cusimano is in a bad way. His father is in jail; he works the midnight shift at a grubby convenience store; and his brother's girlfriend, Caro, has taken their... show more
A gripping novel full of suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an "electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller."Patrick Cusimano is in a bad way. His father is in jail; he works the midnight shift at a grubby convenience store; and his brother's girlfriend, Caro, has taken their friendship to an uncomfortable new level.  On top of all that, he can’t quite shake the attentions of Layla Elshere, a goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn’t understand, and doesn’t fully trust. The temptations these two women offer are pushing Patrick to his breaking point.      Meanwhile, Layla’s little sister, Verna, is suffering through her first year of high school.  She’s become a prime target for her cruel classmates, not just because of her strange name and her fundamentalist parents: Layla’s bad-girl rep proves to be too a huge shadow for Verna, so she falls in with her sister’s circle of outcasts and misfits whose world is far darker than she ever imagined.      Kelly Braffet’s characters, indelibly portrayed and richly varied, are all on their own twisted path to finding peace.  The result is a novel of unnerving power—darkly compelling, addictively written, and shockingly honest.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385347341 (0385347340)
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
4.5 SAVE YOURSELF Review
This is going to be a hard review to write, and that's not because Kelly Braffet's Save Yourself is bad -- quite the opposite, in fact. It's so good that I feel like any attempt on my part to sum up the book and talk about the feelings it stirred within me would do nothing but undermine the story an...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
4.0 Save Yourself: A Novel (Audio)
Save Yourself is very good novel from Kelly Braffet. Crisp writing, smooth, easy dialog and a slow churn of a story. I dug it. With that said, my only peeve is that I could have done without *Major Spoiler Alert* the Justinian blood drinking cult mind fuck thing I realize that the story was suppos...
ashwednesday
ashwednesday rated it
4.0 Hell Is A Convenience Store at 3AM
Who made God’s washing machine?Who made the pointy things that stuck in God’s feet? Let’s draw comparisons as a jump off point for this one. This book was like that movie Love Actually without the Wet Wet Wet Christmas and with every character living out their own personal versions of hell, taking a...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Save Yourself
As you read this review, keep in mind that I am probably not the intended audience for Save Yourself. This is one of those Suspenseful-Thriller-thingies. I am not a reader of thrillers. But in my old age, I’m trying to be open-minded, so I gave it a go. And you know what’s most shocking is that I so...
Crash My Book Party
Crash My Book Party rated it
1.5 Save Yourself - Kelly Braffet
I felt absolutely nothing reading this book. I wanted to, but there was nothing. Just 300 pages with words on them. Oh, there was a story. Not a great one, bit of a weird one actually. But I didn't feel 'breathless', 'shaken' or 'moved'. Ah damn.I read this in 2 days, found it pretty easy to fly thr...
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