Friday, March 4, 2011

Wish You Were Dead


Review for: Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser                            wish you were dead
Appropriate for: YA, 12+                                     
Overall Starred Rating:

Summary: From Publisher’s Website:

The day after anonymous blogger Str-S-d wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes. The students of Soundview High are scared and worried. Especially frightened and wracked with guilt is Madison Archer, Lucy’s friend and the last person to see her the night she disappeared.
As days pass with no sign of the missing girl, even the attention of Tyler, an attractive new student, is not enough to distract Madison from her growing sense of foreboding. When two more popular students disappear after their names are mentioned on Str-S-d’s blog, the residents of Soundview panic.
Meanwhile, Madison receives anonymous notes warning that she could be next. Desperate to solve the mystery before anyone else disappears, Madison turns to Tyler, but can she trust him when it becomes clear that he knows more than he’s sharing?
The clock is ticking. Madison must uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearances . . . before her name appears in Str-S-d’s blog.

Critical Review:

Wish You Were Dead is about Madison Archer, a rich girl whose world turns upside down when one of her classmates, Lucy Cunningham, goes missing. And things take a turn for the worse when her disappearance may not be just an accident.

It’s a very interesting story. Original plot, original characters. I loved the development of the story. I still am critical of the character Madison Archer. Some things in the book make me want to think she’s on the way to Suedom, and then something happens, and she’s unhappy again.  It’s all very good. I applaud you, Mr. Strasser.

I love the eeriness of Soundview.  It sends a chill down your back.

Be sure to pick it up!

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