Saturday, July 9, 2011

Choker by Elizabeth Woods

Goodreads Description: "Sixteen-year-old Cara Lange has been a loner ever since she moved away from her best and only friend, Zoe, years ago. She eats lunch with the other girls from the track team, but they're not really her friends. Mostly she spends her time watching Ethan Gray from a distance, wishing he would finally notice her, and avoiding the popular girls who call her "Choker" after a humiliating incident in the cafeteria.

Then one day Cara comes home to find Zoe waiting for her. Zoe's on the run from problems at home, and Cara agrees to help her hide. With her best friend back, Cara's life changes overnight. Zoe gives her a new look and new confidence, and next thing she knows, she's getting invited to parties and flirting with Ethan. Best of all, she has her BFF there to confide in.

But just as quickly as Cara's life came together, it starts to unravel. A girl goes missing in her town, and everyone is a suspect—including Ethan. Worse still, Zoe starts behaving strangely, and Cara begins to wonder what exactly her friend does all day when she's at school. You're supposed to trust your best friend no matter what, but what if she turns into a total stranger?"

My Review: I absolutely hated this book. Woods had a terrible plot; it was so obvious who the killer was. A lot of people were totally shocked by the ending, but I saw it coming from a mile away. Cara was an awful character, very mope-y and weird, and Zoe was just creepy and annoying. The book WAS eerie and suspenseful, but it ultimately got boring and weird...maybe I guessed (correctly) so soon how it would end---or maybe it was just a bad book. The writing style was okay, merely mediocre, and it did nothing to pull me into the story. The beginning was boring and I had to force myself to keep reading until things picked up pace a while later into the book. And then, the end was AWFUL. It just...ended. I know not every book is going to have a happily-ever-after, but I don't like books when they just end in a really abrupt and weird. It makes me wonder, What was the point of this whole book? It just wasn't a good book, in my opinion.

Cover: The cover is nice and simplistic, but I don't think it relates to the story very well. Also, it's not very eye-catching at all.

Overall Grade: F

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