Monday, September 13, 2010

Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser

Someone is writing on a blog that she wishes certain popular people were dead. She is feeling abused by the popular people.  When 3 of the most popular students at school disappear she begins to freak out and realize that someone has seen her wish and has decided to act upon it.

Madison and Tyler are taking their turn driving for Safe Rides. A service for people who have had too much to drink. They are supposed to make sure their "client" is safely in their home before leaving them. Unfortunately Madison and Tyler do not make sure that Lucy is safe because she refuses to go into the house. Frustrated with Lucy they drive away. Not knowing that this will be the last time they ever see her.

The whole town is on edge especially after 2 more students disappear. Tyler seems to know more than he is sharing with Madison. Throughout the story she is consumed by her attraction towards him, but also leery of him because he is new and mysterious.

Is there a serial killer out there getting revenge on popular students? Who will be next? Why is this happening in this quiet affluent town?

Wish You Were Dead was truly a nail-biter! Especially the ending! A must read for those who enjoy a good mystery/scary story.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read it. I'll have to move it up to the top of my TBR pile.