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Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

27 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.com

Alexis might not be perfectly well-adjusted to high school life, but she finds her niche as an outspoken pink-haired smart-aleck quite satisfying, thank you very much.

Her four-person family is far from perfect, but they have always managed to get by, in their...
Alexis might not be perfectly well-adjusted to high school life, but she finds her niche as an outspoken pink-haired smart-aleck quite satisfying, thank you very much.

Her four-person family is far from perfect, but they have always managed to get by, in their spooky architectural jumble of a house. Alexis' mother spends more time at work than at home, but so do millions of other moms across America. Kasey, her doll-obsessed little sister, is sometimes too passive for her own good, but hopefully the doll-collecting is something she will grow out of. As for her father, they aren't exactly close, but he could be worse.

One night, after a family argument leaves Kasey in tears, Alexis comes to the rescue in the role of comforting big sister. Kasey requests a story, so Alexis soothes her with a made-up story off the top of her head. Since it is for her baby sister, the story revolves around a little girl and her doll, Kasey's favorite topic. Naturally, Alexis doesn't think much of the story, though come to think of it, it is a bit strange at how smoothly the spontaneous story rolls off her tongue.

However, shortly after Alexis' tale, Kasey starts behaving weirdly. More strangely than normal anyhow. It starts small, with her eyes sometimes changing color from blue to green and using old-fashioned language, like "oughtn't." At first, Alexis tries to brush away her foreboding feelings, deeming the odd vibes she is getting from Kasey as a figment of her imagination, nothing serious.

When mysterious lights appear in the middle of the night, doors close themselves, and the air conditioner goes haywire to the point where Alexis can see her breath in the house, she knows it is no overactive imagination. She has no idea what exactly is going on, but something weird is happening in their house, and much as she hates to admit it, Kasey has something to do with it.

Events spiral rapidly out of control, as midnight wanderings progress to thievery and even attempted murder. Alexis has no idea who to turn to - does anyone even believe in the supernatural anymore? People might just lock Kasey up as schizophrenic, but Alexis knows better. Her little sister is not crazy. Kasey is possessed.

Katie Alender's BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE is a haunting tale of one town's murderous history and a ghost that wants revenge.

posted by TeensReadToo on January 22, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

IS THE BOOK GOOD

Should i get this book i can't decide

posted by 9737747 on October 24, 2011

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

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    Very good

    I swear never again I'll say that a doll is pretty.
    Alexi's voice is very honest and mature, she also has a clear view of the world and the mechanics of a dysfunctional family, socially impaired and developing a deep rooted hatred for cheerleaders, Alexis is the kind of person you want as a friend.
    This is a creepy story, it reminded me a little bit of The Devouring.
    Can't wait for the sequel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2010

    Pretty Good

    I found it to very interesting. I got bored in the beginning but as the story develops it gets very good. I would say read it. The storyline is really interesting and it was one of the best ghost stories I've ever read.

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  • Posted August 22, 2010

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    Great book!

    Bad girls dont die by katie alender is a great book. right when you read the first page or chapter you cant stop, its one of those books the you have to finish, you cant put the book down. alexsis learns about her history in her neighborhood, she becomes closer to her family and makes new friends. i would recomend this book to anyone. each word gives you a chill, each chapter gives you the thrill of what might happens next and thats what makes you want to NOT put the book down. i hope you enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2010

    Very Good!

    I'm not much of a horror book person and i generally don't like scary things but i thought this book was amazing! I was unable to put it down! I suggest it to anyone who likes scary stories (especially ones with dolls)!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    Mysterious

    This book was an easy read. It was very entertaining. It did have some scary points. It is a good book for reading on a rainy day or snow day. The characters were believable to their parts. It was a little strange how Megan, the popular girl, and Alexis, the not so popular girl, become instant friends. Even more strange how Alexis pairs up with Carter, the popular boy, and he divulges his dark secret to her. Other than that, there is a great little mystery here creating a hair-raising affect.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    fabulous debut novel!

    Fantasy isn't usually my thing, but I read the author's blog, so I looked at the excerpt online and was hooked. I had to know what happened. I read the whole book on Christmas day, and I will definitely get the sequel when it comes out.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

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    Catches My Eyes

    I love the paramornal, and I believe that if something horrid happens to someone when they die then that persons mind will only stick to that main reason to live. That's how I think we get ghost. A little sister being taken over by another girl...or sprirt is something you don't really hear in a ghost story. But around that the sisters are trying to take pictures of a light that they see but never get it on film. Now would that light that's an orb want to take over one of them? It doesn't want to be caught so hiding in one of their bodies is the only way. But what if the ghost just wants to move or pass to the other world? This story is awesome! Can't wait for Jolly Old St. Nick to come and bring it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2009

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    Really good but not the best book...

    This book is a really good quick read it did keep me in suspense and was a really good book but not the best book I've read(; but i do recommend

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Loooooooooved it!

    I couldn't put it down. It's just that kind of book where you have to keep reading because it gets you curious about what happens next. I loved it. Its different, and fun to read. Buy it and read it!

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    Bad Girls Don't Die

    It was an ok book, not the best one though.

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