Sunday, March 29, 2009

Killing Britney

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Killing Britney
Sean Olin

Grade: C
Rating: tv-14

Summary: (From Amazon) Winter in Madison, WI, can be chilling enough without a serial killer on the loose. Now the La Follette Rabid Raccoons have one more thing to turn their blood cold. Britney Johnson is the ugly duckling turned swan who has reinvented herself with dramatic results. She's slim, blonde, and beautiful and begins dating the captain of the school's ice hockey team. What's not to envy? But it looks like someone is taking envy to another level by killing off her friends and family. Olin has created an atmospheric, moody horror novel filled with vivid depictions of evisceration and gunshot wounds to the head. Readers are guided from scene to scene as though the events were unfolding across the movie screen. Gritty language and even grittier situations conjure up powerful images of death and sex. Teens will be left guessing until the very end as to who is behind the mayhem.

My thoughts: When I first heard of this book I was so excited. It sounded amazing and I figured I would be finding a new love. It turns out that this book was not my thing. I would not go so far as to say this was a dumb book because it was far from dumb. The book was written incredibly and the story was captivating. With all this praise you may be wondering why I gave it a C. The C is simply a statement of my like for this book. I could not grasp the need for certain aspects and the story was just a tad to creepy. I prefer books that do not give me the chills nor keep me up at night. Would I tell people to read this book? Absolutely! Would I tell people like me to read this book? No way!

Recommendation: This novel is very dark and has lots of passion. Not for the faint of heart or younger readers. High School and up preferred.

Release: This novel has already been released to the public.

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Bookworm said...

Ooooh. I can't read stuff like this, it sounds so creepy!

Laina said...

I had a friend who's not a big reader recommend this to me, so I want to read it. :)