- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (18 July 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1471119149
- ISBN-13: 978-1471119149
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 49 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dangerous Girls Paperback – 18 Jul 2013
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Abigail Haas has written two adult novels and four young adult contemporary novels under the name Abby McDonald. Dangerous Boys is her second young adult thriller. She grew up in Sussex, England, and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She lives in Los Angeles.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
It's crazy to think that I only heard about Abigail Haas / Abby McDonald this year, and thought Dangerous Girls was the book people were talking about, the first one I had the pleasure of reading was Dangerous Boys. God damn that book was good, I was hooked from start to finish and I had the two lovely bloggers who introduced this wonderful author to me, Amanda and Charnell, both telling me that if I liked that one I would enjoy Dangerous Girls more. Did I believe them, even though they have never told me lies or pointed me in the way of a bad book? no I'm sorry to say I didn't, I thought there couldn't possibly be anyway that I would love this one more because Dangerous Boys was just that good. Well I am eating my words ladies, because not only did I like this book more but I have now made the conscious decision to just read any and all of her books.
The 3 main characters in this story is Anna, the shy girl, Elise, the popular one and Tate, Anna's boyfriend and one of the best looking guys in school. Anna was never the girl with a lot of friends and when she moved to a posh new private school she began to stick out like a sore thumb, always the outcast, but when Elise takes notice of her and shows her some kindness, everything changes. Slowly they start spending all their time together, they are joined at the hip and closer than sisters, sometimes bordering on unhealthy. Being friends with Elise opens more doors for Anna than she ever thought possible, finally she had someone to spend time with and confined in, and with her new found popularity came the attention of Tate. Suddenly Anna has a group of new friends, a loving boyfriend and a packed social calendar. Things could only get better right?. Wrong.
Fast forward to the group of friends deciding to take their spring break holiday in Aruba, trying to make the most of their time together and determined to make some memories. The holiday starts of normal enough, drinking and night clubs, relaxing on the sand and chatting up the locals. Until one night they discover Elise has been brutally murdered and it looks like Anna and Tate are the prime suspects. But they couldn't have done it, they spent the afternoon together while the rest of the group were off doing other activities. They didn't leave each others side for a second..... or did they?
As the finger pointing starts, and the alibi's and motives tot up, you may think you know who did it, you might think you even know why, but let me set your mind straight right now, YOU ARE WRONG!. I was convinced, like to the point that I didn't even think for one second that it could be anyone else, only to change my mind a few chapters after, back and forth all the time. The characters, the storyline, the twists and turns? JUST GIVE ME MORE!. I would pay good money for more books like this, hell I just want Abigail Haas to continue writing thriller novels because by god does she have a talent for it.
Every now and again I will find a writer that everyone's talking about only to be disappointed by the book they have published, sometimes I am told about an author that not everyone knows about and end up shouting their name and the name of the books from the rooftop. Take an educated guess as to what I would do in this situation? haha.
If you haven't read either Dangerous Boys or Dangerous Girls yet, then what are you waiting for? I dare you to read them and not fall in love with the brilliant way Abigail writes or the way she manages to make you second guess yourself to keep you on your toes, I dare you.
Is the heartache and confusion worth it? Without a doubt. Well done Abigail Haas, much more of it and you'll be one of my favourite authors ;)
It's hard not to feel for Anna. Despite her close friendship with Elise, she becomes the prime suspect in a witch hunt by local police. The whole world thinks she's guilty, even her friends. She's betrayed by everyone around her, scrutinised by the media, and left to rot in prison while her fate is argued.
The evidence against her is patchy, but the way the prosecutors attack Anna's character, weaving through her life and selectively picking parts that prove their theories was frustratingly brilliant and made for an interesting question: wouldn't we all look guilty, if someone searched hard enough?
Sandwiched between the intense trial scenes, we flashback to the night Elise was murdered and the events leading up to it. It made for some nail-biting storytelling, which had me flicking the pages as fast as I could to see what happened.
This book was fast and addictive, with a distinct eerie cloud over every page. I was suspicious of every character and time and time again, my theories were proved wrong. I flitted between suspects, all the while never really committing to one. Nobody felt trustworthy to me. But with all the twists and turns lacing each page, it was no wonder!
Favourite quote: "Any one of us could be made to look like a monster, with selective readings of our history.”
Overall rating: 4/5 little birdies
For this and more reviews made of awesome, visit Little Birdie Books: www.littlebirdiebooks.uk
The format of the book is strangely addictive, with the story jumping between the past and present as the story unfolds. You begin to quickly love and hate certain characters, and if you are after a love story then this is definitely not for you!
It is very well written and a detailed, exciting and constantly developing story line keeps you turning each page until the fantastic ending!! Do NOT ruin it for yourself, I kept completley spoiler free and I am so glad for it!!
I don't want to say too much and chance ruining it for anyone, but I can only say READ IT! You will not be disappointed!
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews