So what if it's a rite of passage for every seventhgrade girl in town to spend a night in the woods? Paris Pan only just moved here, the woods are supercreepy, and she has enough weirdness to deal with in her own family. Finding out a girl died mysteriously years ago while on the Dare-right near Paris's new house, no less-is bad enough, but the unmistakably ghostlike noises coming out of the broken-down shed at the edge of the Pan's property? Definite deal breaker.
All Paris wants is to make friends, try to fit in, and not have to deal with a dead girl. But everyone has to take the Dare, and the new girl's turn is up. . . .
About the Author
Cynthea Liu lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Twelve year olds will be able to relate to Paris Pan. Her life, emotions and actions are so real that I forgot that I was reading a fiction book. Paris Pan's adventure with the Dare had me turning every page to see what happens next. I catogorize a book as amazing when I don't want to put the book down and can't wait to see what awaits on the other side. Paris Pan Takes the Dare did that for this author. Great job Cynthea Liu!
Twelve-year-old Paris Pan has just moved to a new town. With a crazy home life, friends who make better enemies, and the boy Paris has a crush on being considered a dork, this move isn't going well. When Paris learns a girl mysteriously died near her new house while taking the Dare (a seventh grade rite of passage), she's completely freaked out. And now strange noises are coming from the shed. Could the missing girl be trying to make contact? Paris and her friends dig into the past in search of answers. What they find may not help, because Paris becomes a reluctant participant in the Dare. This is the night that will forever change her life, uncover the truth of the missing girl, and reveal who her true friends are. PARIS PAN TAKES THE DARE draws you in and won't let you go until the end. I couldn't get enough of this story! Liu does such a great job of creating believable characters and realistic scenes that I had no trouble completely immersing myself in Paris's world. I have to admit, some of it even freaked me out a little bit. Don't let this one pass you by. I DARE you to read it.