“Once upon a time, Alexis was your typical high school outcast: pink hair, bad attitude, unapologetic loner. Until the day her little sister Kasey made friends with the wrong ghost, and Alexis had to step up and do battle with an evil supernatural force. That set in motion a series of events that would forever change Alexis’s life–and the lives of the people she loves–as she learned that, no matter how bad they seem… things can always get worse.”
(official author website and blog)
i read this in two gulps. it was an easy read, i can say. the plot, the characters, the conflict, the twist, the resolution… your typical horror story! it includes haunted house, dolls ( i remember ugly chuckie! eeeiwww!haha but when i think about pretty barbie, ooh! she cant do that kind of bad stuff, can she now?!), evil possession, love-hate relationships between the characters, big oak tree, neighboring granny. but no matter how typical it may seem, i liked it.
first and foremost, its about sisters. i, too, have one younger sister. i am alexis, she is kasey. i can truly relate since we lived in the same environment. Mom and Dad were busy doing their own things. we were left to take care of ourselves, as young as we were. and as an older figure in her life, i tend to be so protective. So when i was reading the book, i cannot help but to imagine what if Jaemie (my sissy! 🙂 was like that, acting weird and all. It actually played on my emotions especially those few moments of them when Kasey was fighting to overcome the other entity occupying her body and soul, and Alexis was really reaching out to her sister. i thought about us, in the real world, that there is nothing i would do just to save her.
The book was complete. the characters involved, the cause of the problem, the way they solved it. Katie presented all sides of a story. horror, suspense, human interest, relationships, even she cannot pass up on a love opportunity between characters (hehe! im a sucker for romantic loves!) Actually, the only one thing i didn’t see coming was Megan having the 6th sense. I knew she will be involved but not like that. And i was not surprised at all for the appearance of a Japanese character, Mr. Sawamura. Japanese people really can do a good horror story, even i am a fan! or rather, they really do scare the hell out of me.
i can imagine this one, BAD GIRLS DONT DIE, into a movie. typical, but i will still like it.