- “Dangerous Girls” by Glennon Doyle
- Young Adult Mystery
- Read as an ebook
- 5/5 stars
- Finished July 18, 2017
It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off on a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations.
As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer, she discovers hard truths about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.
As she awaits the judge’s decree, it becomes clear that everyone around her thinks she is not just guilty, but dangerous. When the truth comes out, it is more shocking than one could ever imagine…
HOO BOY THIS BOOK. I had no idea what I was getting into when I started this book on my Senior English high school teacher’s recommendation and it was everything I never knew I needed. I genuinely compare this book to the Natalee Holloway case meets “Gone Girl”, and I really hate when people say books are like “Gone Girl” because it’s really difficult to find things that compelling. This book follows Anna, who goes on vacation with her best friend, and her best friend ends up murdered. Through flashbacks and court transcripts, we are sent on a crazy whodunit that left me guessing until the last page.
I spent so much of this book trying to figure out who did it and what happened. It’s honestly extremely rare for me to find a book that I can’t figure out what is going to happen next, or don’t figure out the “twist” fairly early on. This book kept me guessing. Anna is being accused of murdering her best friend and I genuinely could not figure out whether or not she did it up until the very last page. There would be 100 pages where I would be CONVINCED that she did it, and then it would switch to her not doing it. Now I’m not saying that this book is a classic thriller or that it’s amazingly written or that it should go down in history forever and ever, but it is a REALLY good beach read, and quick read. Something I recommend highly to people who enjoy twisty turny YA reads.
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