Over the course of the book, her faith in Tegan dwindles. I found the concept pretty amazing. Well, you know what I mean. Even though Kelly spent some of her parts complaining about her sister, I found that Kelley was the more annoying one, and in the beginning I didn't really want to read her parts and mixed with the script format, it took some getting used to. This book could be for either gender but would probably be better for a female audience so you can better understand Tegan's feelings throughout the book. She started out as a naive party girl, but after her friends were shot she began to take life a lot more seriously.
The brisk pace, solid character development and inventive structuring make for fast, page-turning reading, and at all wraps up with an unpredictable plot twist and ending. McClintock managed to weave a flawless story from two points of view, which made it a lot more enjoyable and mysterious, I think. I felt her lonlieness and confusion, and while I wasn't 100% sure that she was telling the truth initially, I was swayed into believing her and feeling sorry for her. This book was one that usually kept my attention while reading, but it could have gone a bit faster. The best part of the book was the ending where I refused to put the book down. She creates a duo of sisters who are credible in their jealousy anti-relationship, she creates a murder scenario that is eerie and unexplainable, and finally, she uses originality in her presentation that the reader will simply adore!. It was a crazy, yet really good idea.
Tegan actually didn't see anything, but she knew that the website was growing in popularity and that the shooter probably had seen it and would look at her post. Kelly stays by Tegans side throughout all of the hatred. And in the end she must decide whether she has the strength to stand up and do the right thing. To comment on this title or this review, send mail to. Tegan's story is written in a normal novel format but Kelly's chapters are written as a reality show script type of writing. At a party full of drunks and people getting high.
But, honestly, it didn't jump out of me. Awards: - Juvenile o 1996 — Mistaken Identity — Winner o 1998 — The Body in the Basement — Winner o 1999 — Sins of the Father — Winner o 2002 — Scared to Death — Winner o 2003 — Break and Enter — Winner o 2004 — Hit and Run — Winner. The best part of the book was the ending where I refused to put the book down. This book is a pretty good addition to the genre. And no one could have guessed his motive. Not the police; not her friends; not the families of the victims; and not even Kelly, her own sister. But, honestly, it didn't jump out of me.
Overall the book was worth reading and i probably would give it a three star out of of five. I thought it was interesting to see who actually murdered the main character's friends, but otherwise this story was slow moving. Kelly would rather stay at home with a couple close friends or a book, and Tegan would rather go out and party with her friends. In school, her classmates and teachers treat her differently. . There were points where the book got boring, because the main character kept repeating the same saying.
Tegan and Kelly weren't the easiest characters to like. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I never doubted Tegan, so I'm not sure if the author wanted you to or not. Also, the fact that every single person in the novel decided to yell at Tegan and tell her she was wrong when she was the only witness to the crime was infuriating. She says she didn't see who did it. Tegan was sitting in the back seat of the car when her boyfriend Martin and his best friend Clark were shot and killed following a post-midterm house party. Although once some action started to happen it was captivating and held my attention.
When they left, Tegan witnessed first hand someone shoot Martin and Clark. Plot: There was this girl named Tegan with her two best friends Martin and Clark. Tensions rise further when Clark's parents hire a private detective who begins calling in students one by one for interview. Sure, you can guess and maybe even get pretty close to the truth sometimes. I recommend it whole-heartedly to anyone who likes a good mystery.
The police think that she is just afraid to tell them what she saw, so they interrogate her over and over. To view it, Tegan was in the back seat when her two best friends, Clark and Martin, were shot and killed. This is not needed but would be helpful to have prior knowledge on these subjects so you can better understand the book and character interactions. Tegan insists that she did not see anything. She made a video saying that she knew who the gunman was, when she really didn't, she also said that if they didn't turn their self in, then she would tell the police who it is. The Tri State Young Adult Review Committee has been in existence for more than 40+ years. This book teaches a lot of lessons about how to deal with certain situations.
Or does she know more than she is saying? Tegan says she didn't see who did it. Tegan and the way she dealt with things through the book really kept me reading, and finding out who the killer was going to be too. The 'whodunnit' scenario wasn't panned out very well, as there were basically no characters to suspect. The best part of the book was the ending where I refused to put the book down. She's one to roll with the punches, whatever life throws at her she'll take it. Everyone figured that she saw the shooter and was too afraid to speak up. I really liked this book because it was a mixture of romance, mystery and drug abuse all in one.
Characterization: Teagan was a very nice girl that spent most of her time with Martin and Clark. Is she afraid that the killer will come back? Everyone always said that Martin was the nicest guy and that he would do anything for you, while Clark was one of those jerks that were jocks. Everybody seemed to believe that she was deliberately not telling what she saw, and it's an accurate depiction of how quickly high school kids can turn on one another. It needed fleshier characters, more background, more everything really. Teagan just so happened to be the lucky one in the back seat who did not get shot.