Thursday, December 6, 2007

What Happened to Cass McBride Posted by Mrs. Schauer

AR: Yes

Interest Level: Upper Grades

This book sucked me in from the first page. James Patterson, on the front cover states, "A smart, scary tale that moves like a bullet train." This sums up the experience of reading this book. It is told from several points of view. (Kyle, Cass, and a police detective) Kyle is an emotionally damaged jock type, who kidnaps and buries alive a girl named Cass McBride--the popular, social climbing mean girl who turns down a date with Kyle's younger brother David, who then commits suicide by hanging himself from a tree in the front yard of the house he shares with Kyle and his parents. Each chapter alternates, being told from different character viewpoints. I could not put this book down and read it from cover to cover in a little over an hour. Great book!

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