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The Shadow Club

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  • Posted November 15, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for TeensReadToo.com

    Meet the second-bests: a group of kids who, although they have one thing they're best at, still get beat daily by the "unbeatables." Although these kids are good kids, well-behaved, smart, athletic, interesting, their lives are being ruined by those who always seem to be one step ahead, stealing the limelight and rubbing it in until you just wish they'd never been born. <BR/><BR/>Thus is the basis for THE SHADOW CLUB, a secret group of seven kids who decided to get back at those who make their lives miserable by playing harmless pranks on them--pranks that will embarass them before their admirers, and give the second-besters their just due. <BR/><BR/>Except revenge, as revenge always seems to do, comes back to bite you in the butt. Pranks start getting out of control, even though they're not being comitted by the Shadow Club members. Someone's out to sabotage their club, and one of the "unbeatables" could wind up getting seriously hurt--even killed. As the Club seeks to get the biggest loser in school, Tyson McGaw, to confess to the pranks, the Shadow Club comes to realize that they might not be the all-around good kids that they thought they were. <BR/><BR/>What started out as fun is turning into something darker, and no one seems to know how to make it stop. <BR/><BR/>THE SHADOW CLUB is a great read by Neal Shusterman. Dealing with human nature, the fact that kids can traumatize each other more than anyone else can, and the fact that we all have anger inside of us is forefront in the story. A great read!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2007

    Sick of being 'second' best

    Wow, this book was amazing. He (author) just came to my schoo on friday and was telling us all about his books. I loved this book of his. I think how he writes and the voice is amazing. I loved this book because it was all about the people who always get the awards, and all the glory and how the second best people should have. This book took me one day to finish and I re read it that same day because it was s good! read it, you'll like it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2006

    Courtesy of Teens Read Too

    Meet the second-bests: a group of kids who, although they have one thing they're best at, still get beat daily by the 'unbeatables.' Although these kids are good kids, well-behaved, smart, athletic, interesting, their lives are being ruined by those who always seem to be one step ahead, stealing the limelight and rubbing it in until you just wish they'd never been born. Thus is the basis for THE SHADOW CLUB, a secret group of seven kids who decided to get back at those who make their lives miserable by playing harmless pranks on them--pranks that will embarass them before their admirers, and give the second-besters their just due. Except revenge, as revenge always seems to do, comes back to bite you in the butt. Pranks start getting out of control, even though they're not being comitted by the Shadow Club members. Someone's out to sabotage their club, and one of the 'unbeatables' could wind up getting seriously hurt--even killed. As the Club seeks to get the biggest loser in school, Tyson McGaw, to confess to the pranks, the Shadow Club comes to realize that they might not be the all-around good kids that they thought they were. What started out as fun is turning into something darker, and no one seems to know how to make it stop. THE SHADOW CLUB is a great read by Neal Shusterman. Dealing with human nature, the fact that kids can traumatize each other more than anyone else can, and the fact that we all have anger inside of us is forefront in the story. A great read!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2004

    It's the best book

    it is the best book i have ever read in my school. it is outstanding for kids to read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2003

    The Shadow Club

    Before I read The Shadow Club I never really liked mysteries. When I started to read it I couldn't stop. It usually takes me two weeks to read a book. With The Shadow Club it took me two days. This is definitely one of the best books ever written.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2002

    Eye Popping

    A slow start just to get you warmed up a bit. As the book progresses it begans to build until the end where you can not stop reading until the end.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    Shusterman at his best.

    To start off this book is great.... It's Shusterman at his best. I haven't came across a bad Shusterman book yet. Anyways here¿s the story in a Nutshell. A 14-year-old boy named Jared and his friend Cheryl are sick of being second best at the things that they do best. These two people gather more and more people that are second best, hey decide to form a club.... The Shadow Club. This club has a goal, the goal is to make the people who are best pay, to make there lives a living hell, and play practical jokes and pranks on them. At first the club seems like a joke, they have meetings to plot there next practical jokes, they hang out etc., but.... one day a prank goes to far and people start getting seriously hurt, by the end of the book you find out that. Wait now If I gave it away it would be pointless to read, wouldn't it? Anyways to find out what goes wrong and how the book end go buy it, borrow it, I don't care as long as you read it I'll be happy. (*****(5) out of *****(5) stars)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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