Truth or Dare (Truth or Dare Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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When a simple round of truth or dare spins out of control, three girls find it's no longer a party game -- it's do or die.
It all started on a whim: The game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin "Angel" Thomas to prove she's more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn't even there; she was hiding behind her camera, as usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long ...
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Overview

When a simple round of truth or dare spins out of control, three girls find it's no longer a party game -- it's do or die.
It all started on a whim: The game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin "Angel" Thomas to prove she's more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn't even there; she was hiding behind her camera, as usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long after the party has ended, they're forced to play along -- or risk exposing their darkest secrets.
How far will Tenley, Caitlin, and Sydney go to keep the truth from surfacing? And who's behind this twisted game?
Set against the backdrop of Echo Bay, an isolated beach town haunted by misfortune, Truth or Dare is a highly charged debut that will keep readers in suspense from beginning to end.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Quiet and disturbed Sydney, Ivy League-bound Caitlin, and spoiled beauty Tenley are the focus of this chilling tale. To establish herself as the party queen of Echo Bay, Tenley hosts a huge blowout that ends with an intense game of truth or dare. But long after the game is over, someone forces the girls to keep playing. Sydney would rather be developing photos in the darkroom, Caitlin barely has time to sleep with all of her college application-padding activities, and Tenley is just trying to fit in again after almost four years away. However, the three are receiving notes threatening them with exposure of their darkest secrets if they do not perform dares. The teens vacillate between going along, accusing one another and others of being behind the notes, and involving the police. The game gets deadlier, stakes get higher, and someone won't survive it. Green offers an edge-of-your-seat thriller. The characters are all well drawn and believably flawed. There is a good deal of underage alcohol consumption and some drug use and sex. The protagonists' fluctuating reactions to the horrible game are realistic and everyone is a suspect in this town. With just the tiniest hint of the supernatural, Echo Bay itself seems haunted. Creepy and dark to the core, this is a great offering for fans of Lois Duncan and Christopher Pike.—Tara Kehoe, Plainsboro Public Library, NJ
From the Publisher
"Green offers an edge-of-your-seat thriller. The characters are all well drawn and believably flawed...Creepy and dark to the core, this is a great offering for fans of Lois Duncan and Christopher Pike."—School Library Journal

"A well-plotted suspense tale....Good intrigue designed for the chick-lit crowd."—Kirkus Reviews

"The suspense winds tautly, and the story proceeds at a flawless pace...a perfect choice for vacation reading."—The Bulletin

"An intricate web of secrets and lies, retribution and revenge that will keep you guessing until the very last page!"—Gretchen McNeil, author of Possess and Ten

"A sizzling debut. Fans of Pretty Little Liars are going to love this series!"—Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have)

"Tense, surprising, and utterly riveting, Truth or Dare is a thriller in every sense of the word. I couldn't put it down!"—Lili Peloquin, author of The Innocents

The Bulletin
"The suspense winds tautly, and the story proceeds at a flawless pace...a perfect choice for vacation reading."
Sarah Mlynowski
"A sizzling debut. Fans of Pretty Little Liars are going to love this series!"
Gretchen McNeil
"An intricate web of secrets and lies, retribution and revenge that will keep you guessing until the very last page!"
Lili Peloquin
"Tense, surprising, and utterly riveting, Truth or Dare is a thriller in every sense of the word. I couldn't put it down!"
Children's Literature - Sarah Raymond
It all started with a simple game of "Truth or Dare," but what began as a simple game one night at a party quickly turns into something much more mysterious, intriguing and life-altering for high school seniors Tenley Reed and Caitlin Thomas. The friends end up on a terrible journey where they are asked to turn against one another and they do not know who is "the Darer." No one is above suspicion, not even the loner Sydney Morgan, who hides behind her camera. At first, Tenley and Caitlin believe Sydney is sending the messages, but they eventually find out that Sydney is also receiving messages. The Darer uses the girls' secrets against them; as is typical in such stories, each has a terrible secret they do not want others to find out. Honestly, this book reads like a poor teen movie and although one wants to find out who the Darer is, this curiosity is not enough to drive the plot forward. The person we are led to believe is the antagonist is predictable, but like most teen horror movies the reader is left with no real resolution—only the predictable expectation of a sequel. Reviewer: Sarah Raymond
VOYA - Sarah Phillips
The characters are well written and very realistic. Sydney, Tenley, and Caitlin are all very different girls, and each will appeal to specific girls in real life. The plot has potential, but it is not compelling to read. The dares are interesting, but it seems unrealistic for them to appear mysteriously in intimate places. It goes to show how much one will go to protect their secrets. Overall, this book is well written but will not attract a lot of attention. Reviewer: Sarah Phillips, Teen Reviewer
VOYA - Deborah Wenk
Caitlin, Tenley, and Sydney attend an exclusive academy in a beach resort town. They begin receiving truth-or-dare notes after a lavish teen party where Caitlin and Tenley played the game. These notes, however, are "dares" warning of dire consequences if they do not follow through. It quickly becomes evident that the darer is privy to each girl's deepest, darkest secrets and is quite willing to expose them. Additionally, the town is infamous for the "Lost Girls"—three girls who died in the water near Phantom Rock during the annual fall festival. After being suspended for several years, the festival is being revived in the coming week. The two threads come together in the conclusion of the book. While there are some mildly interesting elements to this story, the overall result is lacking. The characters are flat and stereotypical. The main characters are rich, spoiled teens with too much freedom and emotionally and/or physically absent parents. Sydney is a stereotype—the scholarship student with a special passion (photography) whose boyfriend is related to one of her rich classmates. The story itself builds some tension, but there are so many diversions that do nothing to enhance the story that the reader will scarcely care what happens. The ending itself feels contrived, the only surprise being the fact that this is the first offering in a trilogy. Only the most devoted fans of the "mean girls" books will bother with this one. Reviewer: Deborah Wenk
Kirkus Reviews
A well-plotted suspense tale aims itself at the Pretty Little Liars fan base. Two wealthy BFFs, Caitlin and Tenley, suspect that Sydney, a scholarship girl they've always disliked, lurks behind a nasty truth-or-dare game targeted at them. They don't know that Sydney also receives menacing notes threatening to expose the three girls' hidden pasts. The girls strive to overachieve: Caitlin's mother pressures her to get into Harvard, so she takes on far too many extracurricular activities; Tenley's mother insists that she continue winning teen beauty contests; Sydney uses her passion for photography to escape from the pressures of high school society. Serious tensions abound in all three of the girls' families, and all try to hide confidential problems: Caitlin hasn't truly recovered from being kidnapped as a child; Tenley has had breast augmentation; Sydney has a craving to set fires. Numerous possible suspects surface, although Green doesn't drop any noticeable hints that would tip readers off to the solution. This, when revealed, leads to suspense and a major surprise and propels readers into the next installment in the series. Befitting its genre, the story focuses on popular, beautiful girls, turmoil over boys (all of them devastatingly handsome) and girl-girl rivalries. As it switches the point of view among the three girls, the story moves ahead nicely and should hold readers' interest quite well. Good intrigue designed for the chick-lit crowd. (Suspense. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316220378
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Series: Jacqueline Green's Truth or Dare Series , #1
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 63,548
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • File size: 835 KB

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Green received a BA from Cornell University and an MFA in writing for children from the New School. She grew up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their tiny dog. She is the author of the Truth or Dare series.
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Truth or Dare


By Jacqueline Green

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Copyright © 2014 Jacqueline Green
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-316-22036-1


CHAPTER 1

Saturday, 1 pm


IF ONLY SYDNEY COULD FOLLOW THE TIDE. SHE leaned against the pool-deck railing at the Echo Bay Golf & Country Club, watching as the ocean receded toward the horizon. Go ahead and run, it seemed to be saying. Screw it all. It was good advice, for someone who was able to take it. Unfortunately, that person wasn't her.

"Believe me, being a lifeguard isn't all about looking pretty in the shorts." At the sound of her coworker Calum's voice, Sydney glanced over her shoulder. Calum was standing a couple of feet away, talking to a girl in a black bikini. Several white-blond curls hung in his eyes, and thanks to his love affair with SPF 75, his skin looked as if it hadn't seen a single ray of sun all summer. "The fact of the matter is," he continued, flashing his whistle at the girl like an Olympic medal, "in a drowning scenario, I have approximately one hundred and twenty seconds to extricate the victim from the water and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation—"

"I have to go to the bathroom," the girl blurted out, cutting him off. Backing away, she quickly disappeared into the crowded pool deck.

Sydney laughed. Calum had been trying to score a girl at the Club all summer long—and failing with what had to be record-breaking consistency. It wasn't that he was bad-looking. He had a swimmer's build from all his hours spent lifeguarding, that mop of pretty blond curls, and eyes that were somewhere between brown and gold. The problem was he was clueless. He did things like calculating the odds of skin damage based on the SPF level of a girl's suntan lotion—and then informing her about it.

Sydney knew that if he bothered to tell the girls who he was—the son of the richest man in Echo Bay, a man who had articles written about his technology company in Time magazine, a man who owned his own private island—he might have had more of a chance. At least with the tourists. But she also knew he wasn't the type to flaunt his pedigree. And since he was working at the country club instead of lounging at it, none of the girls ever guessed.

Sydney turned her attention back to the beach. She knew she had to get back to work, but she couldn't help but watch as, out on a sandbar, a woman focused her camera on the tall gray rock visible only during low tide.

The Phantom Rock. All summer long there had been a steady flow of tourists doing the very same thing, vying to see the spot where Nicole Mayor, one of the Lost Girls, had died six years ago.

Sydney knew that nothing fascinated people in Echo Bay more than the Lost Girls: three beautiful local girls who, over the years, had each died in the ocean during Echo Bay's historical Fall Festival. But with the reopening of Nicole Mayor's case as a murder trial this summer, that fascination had turned into something more like a frenzy. Suddenly everyone wanted to know everything they could about Nicole Mayor, Meryl Bauer, and Kyla Kern—the infamous Lost Girls.

"Enjoying the view?" Calum asked. Sydney spun around to see him standing behind her, his trademark lopsided smile back on his face. Sometimes it amazed Sydney how easygoing Calum was. Everyone in town knew his family's history. His older sister, Meryl, was the first Lost Girl—drowning when Calum was in second grade. Four years later, his mom committed suicide, in practically the same spot. It made Sydney wonder if that was why he'd become a lifeguard: his way of fighting back. Not that she'd ever ask him. The one and only time she'd broached the subject of his family, he'd made it clear he had zero interest in dredging up the past. And that she understood.

"Just taking a break," Sydney said. She pulled her long, dark hair into a loose bun, shaking her shaggy bangs out of her eyes.

"Sorry to interrupt, but ..." Calum lifted his arms, which had a massive pile of rose garlands draped over them. "Looks like everything's coming up roses."

Sydney groaned. "No way." Echo Bay Golf & Country Club was hosting its annual Labor Day weekend gala that night, and Sydney had already spent the whole day on decorating duty.

"Don't shoot the messenger. Tony brought these out for us to drape along the edges of the tables. Prudently, of course," Calum added, lowering his voice in a spot-on imitation of Tony, their creep of a boss. "He then went on to explain that prudently means wisely, or sensibly."

Sydney laughed. "Because clearly the term is outside the scope of our limited vocabulary." The opening notes to a Katy Perry song blasted from the speakers, and several girls—Sydney recognized them as sophomores from school—squealed loudly, jumping up from their lounge chairs to dance.

Trying to ignore the ear-splitting strains of pop music, Sydney walked up to the nearest table and began draping the garland around its edge. Two girls lounging nearby glanced up from their magazines, shooting her disdainful looks. She could tell right away they were vacationers. Like all the Boston girls who spent their summers in the beachside fishing town of Echo Bay, Sydney knew that their bikinis probably cost more than her car. Luckily, as of Monday they would all be gone: a mass exodus trickling out in their Mercedes/Lexus/BMWs, back to their real homes and real lives. Sometimes Sydney wondered what that would be like—to cast your life off like a second skin and just disappear.

"So what do you think?" Calum followed her, helping her arrange the unruly garlands. "Skinny-dip tonight?"

Sydney rolled her eyes. "You wish." Her khaki shorts slid down on her skinny hips, and she automatically tugged them back up.

Calum raised both hands in a gesture of surrender. "But seriously, you want to go for a swim after work?"

Even Sydney had to admit the pool looked tempting: Its water was a sparkling robin's egg blue and a waterfall rushed soothingly over a small rock cave. But it wasn't meant for her. Nothing here was. "I'd rather choke on a lobster claw," she said, smiling innocently.

Calum made an exasperated noise. "You need to learn to have some fun, Sydney Morgan." He backed away, aiming his finger at her chest. A man whose shoulders were the same color as his Red Sox hat sidestepped him to avoid collision. "You just wait. One day soon I'll have you cannonballing into that pool."

Sydney couldn't help but laugh. "Don't hold your breath." Moving on to another table, she glanced at her watch. If she hurried, she realized, she could still make it home in time to use the kitchen for a couple of hours before her mom got back from work. The kitchen was the only room in their tiny apartment that worked for developing her photos. Swap a red lightbulb in for the regular one, stick some cardboard in the tiny window, add a few developing bins, and voilà: insta-darkroom.

Sydney knew she was one of the last people on the planet who still shot nondigital photos. But she loved the process of developing. When she first started, it had reminded her of chasing butterflies with her dad: how she'd swing her net down with all her might, then hold her breath as she lifted it up to find out what she'd trapped underneath. Sometimes she'd hold her breath in the darkroom, too, until—whoosh—the photos burst to life in front of her, a shower of light and shadow, black and white. No computer could match that.

It helped that Winslow Academy had a state-of-the-art darkroom, donated by an alumnus who believed students should learn about all types of photography. It was probably the only time Sydney had ever agreed with one of Winslow's wealthy, pompous alumni. Sydney had tried something new with her latest roll of film, something a little riskier, and she was dying to see how it had turned out. Her photos hadn't been bad lately, but not bad wasn't going to get her into the Rhode Island School of Design. She needed amazing.

"He said he wants to pamper me. I was like, pamper away, honey." At the sound of Emerson Cunningham's voice, Sydney tensed up. Emerson sauntered out of the Club's spa, a small towel wrapped around her hair and an even smaller one wrapped around her torso. Marta Lazarus was with her in a skimpy sarong, her red hair loose and wavy down her back. Sydney ducked behind an umbrella. She was in no mood to deal with either of them.

Emerson pulled the towel off her head, letting her glossy black hair tumble over her shoulders. As she scouted the deck area for empty chairs, she let her other towel fall away, too, revealing a yellow bikini that looked annoyingly good against her dark skin. Emerson was one of those infuriating people who were just genetically blessed. Her mom had been one of the first African American models to ever reach supermodel status, and Emerson had inherited her long legs and toffee-colored skin—along with her blond dad's hazel eyes. The combination was gorgeous, and Emerson obviously knew it. "I just can't get over how different he is from Ratner," Emerson went on. "Remind me again why I ever dated a high school boy?"

"Because those were the only boys you knew?" Marta offered.

Emerson smiled smugly. "Not anymore." She pointed at two empty chairs, positioned right in the sun. "Perfect."

"Uh, except for him." Marta made a face in the direction of a third lounge chair nearby, where Joey Bakersfield was sitting. He'd been there for hours, hunched over the green notebook he was always doodling in, his long, sandy-colored hair falling across his face like a veil. Earlier, Sydney had heard one of the cocktail waitresses ask if he wanted to order anything, but like usual with Joey, she'd been met with total silence.

"Leave that to me." Strolling over to the lounge chair, Emerson stopped short in front of him and cleared her throat. Joey looked up in surprise but, of course, he said nothing. Emerson leaned over him, her face tilting toward his. For a second it almost looked like she was going to kiss him, and his eyes widened slightly. But then she paused, and even from where Sydney was standing, she could hear it: "You're in a No-Rabies Zone, Bakersfield." It was something people had been saying to Joey forever—an allusion to the old rumor that he'd had rabies as a child. Emerson straightened back up, making a shooing gesture with her hand.

Sydney turned away. She'd seen enough of Emerson and her games this summer. At school, with its back rows to sit in and darkroom to escape to, it was easy to avoid girls like Emerson. But here at the Club, it was Sydney's job to be around her. And she was sick of it. She just wanted to finish draping these stupid garlands and get home to her roll of film. She couldn't wait to spool the negatives and let the images spill out around her. Sydney and Calum had made their way through most of the tables on the deck when her phone dinged. 1 new message, the screen blinked when she extracted it from her pocket. She thumbed in her password, wondering if her mom had gotten stuck covering yet another overnight shift. One of the other nurses in her ward was out on maternity leave, which meant her mom was pulling double duty. Sydney hated the bags that were starting to bloom under her eyes, so dark they could almost pass for bruises.

But it wasn't her mom who had texted her. It was Guinness.

Her heart rate went from 60 to 120 in one second flat.

"Be right back," she mumbled to Calum. Slipping out of her flip-flops, she took off for the beach. She wanted to read the text in private.

"Where's the fire?" Calum called out behind her. She ignored him, but his words only made her heart race faster. Jogging down the stairs to the beach, she wrangled her way past the families lining up for umbrella rentals. There were kids playing and parents yelling and down by Cabin Crab, someone calling out order numbers, but she barely heard any of it. She dropped down in the sand, tucking her legs beneath her.

Guinness had finally texted her. She wanted so badly to be angry with him. To forget him, to swear him off. She should probably delete his text without reading it.

But instead, she took a deep breath and clicked it open.

Hey Blue, long time no chat. I'm in town. Looks like for a while. When can I see you?

Sydney couldn't help but smile at Guinness's old nickname for her. Blue. He used to call her that all the time, because of the turquoise-blue eyes he thought made her so photogenic. She read his text again, and then a third time. Her face felt hot. Considering his radio silence since she sent him her last batch of photos a month ago, she'd been sure he'd moved on. Found someone else, maybe, someone older and more talented.

But now he wanted to see her. And he was around for "a while." That had to mean he was at his dad's summerhouse. She felt a sudden urge to ditch the Club and drive straight there, but she forced the idea out of her head. Things had changed. She couldn't just run back into his arms as if nothing had happened.

"Hey, Syd! A little help?"

Sydney looked up. Calum was leaning over the pool-deck railing thirty feet away from her, waving energetically.

Sydney hauled herself to her feet, slapping the sand off her palms on the back of her shorts. "Coming," she called back. But she couldn't resist reading over Guinness's text one more time, especially that last part: When can I see you?

"I finished up the garlands, but Tony wants us to do a final sweep of the deck before we clock out," Calum said as Sydney jogged up the stairs. He held up an empty trash bag. "You sweep, I'll bag?"

"Yeah, sure." Sydney automatically took the broom Calum handed her. On the other side of the pool, she saw Emerson and Marta laughing extra-loudly, begging for attention, but for once she couldn't care less. She wondered how long she should wait to text Guinness back. A couple of minutes? An hour? Longer? She decided to go with two hours. He always made her wait for his responses, after all. Sometimes for months.

"So, you going to the party tonight?" Calum asked, pulling her out of her thoughts.

She looked up, surprised. Calum had gone away to boarding school in seventh grade, and ever since he'd switched back to Winslow Academy last year, he hadn't exactly been the life of the Echo Bay social scene. Not that she was either. "Party?"

"Yeah, haven't you heard? Tenley Greer's back in town. Remember her? She's throwing some huge end-of-summer bash."

"Nah," she said, carelessly shoving the broom toward the back of the deck. Her stomach flipped; maybe she would even see Guinness tonight. Or would that be giving in too easily? "I've got better stuff to do."

Tenley had been in Sydney's grade at Winslow Academy until she'd moved away in eighth grade. Sydney had never understood everyone's obsession with her. As far as she remembered, Tenley had been just like Emerson and Marta: a pretty, rich girl who thought employee was another word for loser.
(Continues...)


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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    AMAZING

    Being a fan of Pretty Little Liars and the game Truth or Dare, this book appealed to me very much. I was very excited to read it, and had very high expectations. All of my expectations were surpassed. The plot was amazing and exciting, the characters felt so real, and the romance was breathtaking, especially that of Sydney and Guinness. If I had to choose a favorite character, it would definitely be Sydney! I felt like I could really connect to her and the way she felt about photography was so relateable. She's also the most unique character I have ever read about. What was interesting about the three main girls is at they're all so different. Tenley is the party girl, Caitlin is the sweet girl, and Sydney's they loner. The writing in the book is beautiful and breathtaking and the book doesn't have very many boring parts at all - in fact, I would say close to zero. The ending was tragic and completely unexpected and I was kept guessing about the darer through the entire book. This novel has everything I like in a good book, and I can't believe I didn't read it sooner. This is probably my favorite book of the year. Words can't describe how good it is. Now stop reading this and GO BUY THE BOOK!!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I don¿t know where to start! The book has so much going for it

    I don’t know where to start! The book has so much going for it that kept me turning the pages and wondering what would happen next. Truth or Dare, in my world has always been a kid’s game but with Tenley and Caitlin, they take it to a new level. Tenley and Caitlin live in a small seaside town and become the popular girls. As the girls got older, they have included others in their game and humiliation and embarrassment are just part of the game. Tenley moves away and in her senior year of high school she finally moves back and she wants it to be like old time but Caitlin has another new bestie, Emerson. I don’t have to tell you how this agrees with the girls, but the drama is just beginning. Tenley decides to have a huge party and with all the drinking, the two girls decide to play Truth or Dare. Anyone can play and that is when the ball starts rolling as we start to see how some individuals really are, for what they say and what they make other do really says something about them. For after this night, some individuals at the party will never want to play this game again. A new darer starts to terrorize some of the girls with some typed notes making them do some activities that push their boundaries. These girls fear the darer’s retaliation of revealing their past secrets that only each of the girls knows and this put everyone on edge. You can’t flip the pages fast enough with all the suspense and the secret finger pointing, to find out who is slipping in these notes in and why. The connection between the characters is so mixed, that I loved it! Some friendships are not questioned but others are put to the test as the tension of the new darer has them inquiring the integrity of the individual. They are being pulled like a stretched piece of taffy- just waiting for the tension to be too much and it breaks.
    I loved the way the characters all relayed their stories to you so you got to see the story from all angles. It kept the story fresh and made you not take sides and although I thought I had the story figured out, I had to keep changing my mind as each character kept covering up those tracks for me. The author did a fabulous job revealing to the reader just a little bit of information at a time to keep the suspense flowing and not overwhelm you with details. Besides dealing with the high school crowd, the girls also had other relationships and that added drama to the story. Each girl brought her family into the picture and that added baggage to what they were also dealing with so you got the whole picture here. You got to see the girl’s lives from all angles and see the story played out. Great read!! I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Kevin to Lura

    Pick a book and ill fuq all of you

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    rockin maybe

    hope it rocks

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    No stars

    Um im sorry but not as good as i thought

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Kirsten majetich and to hur friends

    Tell her jeremy bookout ants to be friends again he misses her

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    First

    Hameh WAAHAHA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Jared to sll

    Can i jion

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  • Posted January 28, 2014

    The description for Truth or Dare immediately brought to mind Pr

    The description for Truth or Dare immediately brought to mind Pretty Little Liars, of which I used to be a big fan. I love books with a compelling mystery; the more dangerous that mystery is, the better!




    Truth or Dare didn't deliver that mystery I hoped for; bland characters and a slow-moving story made it difficult for the book to hold my attention.




    Reason to Read:




    1. Caitlin's character and struggles:




    Caitlin was easily the most interesting character to me. She was the easiest to relate to, and I thought Jacqueline Green did a great job bringing up some issues with respect to Caitlin's character that are uncommon in YA books, such as her struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. I wish that had been covered a little bit  more in the book, because it was a great chance to really address a character trying to handle these difficulties. 




    One of the biggest problems for me is I truly didn't like any of the other characters. Tenley seemed far too pretentious, Sydney came across as entirely hypocritical, and I found no redeeming qualities in Guinness. I can appreciate that flawed characters are realistic and an important part of fiction; however, if I struggle to appreciate nearly any of the characters in a book, it makes it that much harder for me to root for them or invest myself in the story. 




    For a mystery book, I was anticipating more thrills and suspense. The girls seemed to be entirely focused on their own personal issues (which made the most sense for Caitlin's character) and fixated on mundane details in their lives when something bigger (and scarier) was going on. 




    Mostly I felt that the story has been done before, multiple times even. There wasn't much of anything original about Truth or Dare, and it ended up being largely forgettable. 




    ARC received from HBG Canada for review; no other compensation was received. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Truth or dare

    What a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

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    Won

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Fox

    Dare.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Ally

    .....whimps

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    rose to kevin

    Im up for it. ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Hannah

    Hey guys

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

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    Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite Truth or Dare was

    Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

    Truth or Dare was written by author Jacqueline Green and read by Kate Koster. What began as a game at a party turned into a nightmare. Tenley, Caitlin, and Sydney live in a small town. Sydney is a loner hiding behind her camera, while Tenley and Caitlin not only run with the popular crowd, they run the popular crowd. Tenley and Caitlin grew up together and were best friends but after Tenley moved away, Emerson became Caitlin's new best friend. Tenley moved back her senior year of high school and was jealous of Caitlin and Emerson’s closeness. Tenley throws a huge party and the alcohol is flowing. That’s when they start playing the game Truth or Dare. Their true personalities come out when they humiliate and degrade their classmates. Soon after the party, the typed notes begin to arrive. Along with the notes are threats and fear. Someone is using blackmail to manipulate the girls’ actions. 

    Truth or Dare is a Young Adult drama written for high school-age children. This review is of the audio format. I kept trying to guess who the culprit was but never expected the ending. This book is filled with suspense so thick it would take a very sharp knife to cut through it. I found myself sympathizing with all of the characters. The characters were realistic; each with their own set of problems. There are twists and turns and surprises throughout this tale. The plot never slowed down and held its pace to the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    LOVED IT! I picked this book up because it sounded like a fun su

    LOVED IT! I picked this book up because it sounded like a fun summer read and I was right! I could not put this book down. It takes you in the lives of the three main characters Sydney, Tenley and Caitlin. You really get into the minds of these girls and you feel like you are right there with them. This book always kept me guessing what was going to happen next and who the darer was. I would have never guessed the ending! This book was wonderful and I can't wait for the sequel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Just finished this today, amazing book!!! Fans of PLL will love

    Just finished this today, amazing book!!! Fans of PLL will love this. Can't wait for the rest two books!

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  • Posted June 13, 2013

    Fun read!! I got completely absorbed in the mystery and characte

    Fun read!!
    I got completely absorbed in the mystery and characters in this book, as well as the town's creepy past. It's a pretty thick book, but I flew through it! Recommended for those looking for a fun, juicy read!

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  • Posted June 13, 2013

    Great book!! I couldn't put it down! I loved the writing, and ho

    Great book!! I couldn't put it down! I loved the writing, and how all the characters were so different and all had their own secrets. This book had a little bit of everything: secrets, scandal, thrills, complicated friendships, and of course romance. I thought it was the perfect beach read for summer. My only complaint is that the sequel isn't out yet!

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