Monday, October 13, 2014

Defriended by Ruth Baron - OPTIONAL

Baron, Ruth Defriended, 248 pgs. Point Horror, 2013. Language - PG (18 swears, 0 "f"), Sexual Content - PG; Violence - PG; 

Jason isn't popular and he doesn't get all the girls like his best friend Rakesh. So when Jason meets Lancey online via Facebook, he can't believe how happy IMing with one girl makes him. Too soon, though, everything takes a sudden turn towards creepy and Jason can't help but think about his dad's sage advise: if something seems too good to be true, it usually is. 

The story was really boring during the first twenty pages or so while Baron was setting everything up, but after that things got pretty exciting. Unfortunately, even as the action picked up, my interest did not. While the story is set up to be realistic-fiction, it didn't feel very realistic at all. Nonetheless, it was a different mystery with a satisfying ending. 

MS, HS - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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