Winner announced HERE!
I love this quote from the book:
"There's something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls."
When I first discovered author Megan Abbott, I hunted her down to see if I could get a copy of her book, The End of Everything. I loved it and then when her latest book came out, I knew I needed to read it too. Dare Me is a crazy great read that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time you are reading it!
And, for those of us who ever thought we wanted to be on the cheerleading squad, after reading Dare Me, you might think, "Hmmm, maybe I'm kind of glad I didn't really do a hurkey and a backflip very good. Maybe I'm glad I stuck to the yearbook staff and the school newspaper. Less drama!"
Because man, these girls are … WHOA!
You've got Beth, the cheer captain, the one ALWAYS in control, who leads the squad, and then there's her best friend and follower, Addy, who does anything and everything she is told. And while this sounds like it might be a young adult novel, it's soooo not. Things have always been Beth says jump and Addy says, "How high?"
Until senior year when the new Coach comes. And everything changes. And that, my friends, is all I'm going to tell you. Except that this book has it all! Drama, crime, sex, friendship, intrigue… And also, I love Megan's way with words and descriptions and phrases -- she can turn a dark night into a fierce and frightening evening. She can turn a plain backbend into imagery you wouldn't have ever imagined just by the words she chooses to write. The verbs she chooses to describe the acts her characters take on are so telling, so revealing, they make the book come alive, so much so, that you feel you are inside of the book, living the adventure with them, and that can make for some very fascinating events! DARE ME is an exciting ride of a novel!
Here is the back of the book blurb for you:
Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are the varsity cheerleaders all the other girls fear and admire, the unchallenged rulers of their high school kingdom. But everything changes when the new coach arrives. Cool and commanding, Coach French seems perfect in every way, a charismatic presence who overturns the girls' established pecking order and still manages to gain their fierce allegiance in the process.
Then a shocking event upends their fragile peace, and a police investigation begins circling in on the coach and her squad. As the girls' season moves towards its highly anticipated finale, Addy and Beth are forced to ask where their loyalties lie as they stakes grow higher, and more dangerous.
To win a copy of Dare Me, tell me if you've ever taken on a DARE or have you ever dared someone to do something scary? Last year -- wow, I can't believe it's been a year already -- I jumped off a waterfall at Fossil Creek -- it wasn't exactly a dare but my kids were going to do it so I couldn't have them all do it and NOT me! Of course, my husband chickened out!
If you didn't have a chance to enter to win ONE PINK LINE, please click over there to enter now. I'll choose BOTH winners later this weekend!
And for those of you who asked, my son is doing OK - we are still trying to find the right medication for him. He had three seizures in the past month (one last night) - still scary but thank you for thinking of him. I don't want to bog this blog (hahah, bog the blog) down with all that bummer stuff--I want to get back to books! But feel free to friend me on FB if you want -- the link is at the top right under ABOUT ME, plus I always let you know when I have a new book featured via FB!