What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Original and Creepy

This month I read Fracture by Megan Miranda and I really enjoyed it so I was excited to see Hysteria on netgalley.com.  Hysteria is definitely one I will buy and recommend to folks at the library.  This is the story of Mallory who killed her boyfriend, Brian, in self-defense.  After that, naturally, she can't go back to school or even live in her home town because Brian's mother and brother, Dylan are angry.  Brian's mother beings to stalk Megan and throw red paint on the family's home.   
Mallory's parents send her to a New Hampshire boarding school, the same school her father attended. At boarding school she feels that she is still being stalked, perhaps by Brian's mother, perhaps by something even worse.  
One of the particularly rotten students Mallory's new school ends up stabbed to death, in Mallory's room.  Of course, suspicion falls on Mallory.  
This book kept me guessing up until the end.  There is a bit of romance, as Mallory is reunited with a young man she met a few years before, the son of her father's best friend.  The character of Mallory can be really unlikeable, but that's okay.  She is very human and real.  Her best friend is also very cool.  
Very good story, and I read it quickly.  Looking forward to more from Miranda.  
Also it is set in New Hampshire!

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