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Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude. When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting strangerAlexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude. When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in.Alexis wants to think that it's all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks are becoming life-threatening--to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the class president. Alexis knows she's the only person who can stop Kasey -- but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?...

Title : Bad Girls Don't Die
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ISBN : 9780545238144
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 346 Pages
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Bad Girls Don't Die Reviews

  • Cara
    2018-12-09 11:51

    When I look at this book I think creepy. I'm glad a goodread friend recommended it to me because I probably wouldn't have picked it up on my own because I'm a wuss when it comes to anything remotely deemed as scary. This book is different because though it has that creepy feel to it, I didn't feel overwhelmed by it. Alender kept the balance just right for a reader like me.Alexis is a spunky teenager who loves photography that is having some family issues. Lately her younger sister Kasey has been acting weird and her mom and dad don't seem to be noticing anything. It's not like they would because their Mom is putting all her efforts on getting promoted and her dad is off with his friends. Alexis steps up like the older sister she is and tries to help Kasey but she starts doing things that border the crazy. Along the way Alexis finds a new friend and a love interest she couldn't have seen coming, all the while trying to figure out the mystery behind Kasey's odd behavior. She'll find out that it's bigger than anything she could have imagined.I loved how this was set in modern day because we have Alexis who doesn't believe in the supernatural and tries her hardest to come up with another reasonable explanation of why Kasey isn't herself anymore. It was interesting to see how Megan played a role here, and how her story was interwoven with the main character's. I would have liked to have seen more of Carter and how his relationship with Alexis grows because they were definitely cute together. A pet peeve I have is seeing obvious typos in books. I'm not sure if it was because I had an e-copy, but I saw some pretty obvious ones and that is always annoying when you see it. Despite that I thought the story was great and kept me pushing on to read more and more because I just had to know what happened. The title oddly fits and it's not the reason you would suspect. I will be reading it's sequel From Bad to Cursed.Extra sidenote: This is the first e-book I've read and I gotta say I liked the convenience, but I really missed the feel of a book in my hands. I wasn't able to thumb through pages and look back at things, which I know you can do on the e-readers but I don't remember where anything is?!?!? And no smell of the pages, and seeing the book's cover calling to me. I missed all of that. It didn't effect my enjoyment that much and I will continue to use the e-reader from time to time, but I will always prefer a hard copy of a book any day.

  • Tori
    2018-11-16 09:45

    **kinda spoilish**Oh. My. Jeebus. Only way to explain this book is UH-MAZING! I would give it 10 stars if I could. I loved it!! Finished it in about 3 hours. I could really relate to Alexis, her dad gives her the same puppy-dog be my friend look that my dad does. My mom works 24/7 too. Except I don't have a sister possessed by a creepy dead girl doll ghost thing. My house also doesn't have doors that close all by themselves or water that boils on an unlit stove. This book is so unlike all the other books with ghosts and what-not in them. It just kept twisting. First it's one thing, then something happens and it's another and I'm geekin' out the whole time. And Carter. Carter is so AWESOME. OMGEEZ. I... I'm trying to come up with a more insightful way to encompass my appreciation of this awesomeness, but I just can't concentrate. I can't stop smiling either. And giggling. I think my face might freeze this way. Katie Alender, you are amazing. Even though I may never look at dolls the same way again. Glad I decided to collect stuffed animals and not dolls.So really- Hee!~Tori

  • Trupti Dorge
    2018-11-27 06:37

    Have you ever heard of those age old stories where a doll is a ghost? Many times right? That’s exactly what the base of this story is. But such a refreshing take of an age old haunting story.In the opening chapter Alexis is taking pictures of her old, huge house at 3 in the night. While she is going in after taking the pictures she notices a strange yellow light at one of the windows of her house. This is the first occurrence of something unusual that Alexis notices. Kasey, her 12 year old younger sister is acting stranger by the day. Her eyes suddenly turn from blue to green; she starts using words like oughtn’t and possesses the strength unusual for a 12 year old.Alexis is a misfit in school, the girl with the pink hair, the one who is always at the sidelines. The cheerleaders group hates her. And Alexis in turn hates them, especially Megan, one of the cheerleaders and one of the popular girls at school. At home too, her mom is too busy with her work to pay much attention to her or Kasey. After a string of incidents she realizes that Kasey is possessed. She tries to find out the mystery behind Kasey’s behavior and the secret that seems to be surrounding her house with the help from an unexpected source. Oh and there is some romance too. Although it isn’t necessary to the story it doesn’t harm either.For a rebellious teen Alexis is likable and Kasey, in spite of being possessed by the ghost 90% of the time, is quite cute. But then that is exactly what makes the story so creepy. It isn’t the kind where you’ll be so scared that you won’t switch off the lights or jump at any unfamiliar sound. It’s the mystery and the ‘What’s going to happen next’ factor that works so well. Also sentences like ‘It’s going to get worse’ adds to it. Have you ever watched ‘The haunting’ on the Discovery channel? Yes, the same serial which has dramatization of real life ghost stories? This book reminded me of that. It slowly build’s up to a showy kind of an ending.It’s a page turner for sure. Read it. It’s good.originally reviewed at http://booksatvioletcrush.com/04/24/b...

  • Lina
    2018-11-12 13:00

    Our protagonist: WHAAAAH MY MOTHER WANTS TO HAVE A CAREER! WHAAAAH MY FATHER WANTS TO HAVE SOCIAL LIFE!WHAAAAH MY SISTER IS YOUNG AND WEIRD!WHAAAAH NO ONE UNDERSTANDS MY FAUX-LIBERAL AGENDA!WHAAAAH NO ONE UNDERSTANDS MY NEED TO REBEL!Rinse and repeat for 300+ pages. The only thing interesting about this story was the ghost aspect, but it really isn't strongly touched on until the last hundred and change pages. The way that the book wraps up is really weak and I don't know why this needs a sequel. If anything I'd like to read Sarah's story.

  • shady
    2018-11-25 07:58

    Possession? Dolls? Haunted houses? Vengeful spirits? This was exactly the YA horror book I was looking for!In the beginning, for whatever reason, I had low hopes for this book. But when I started reading it, I was surprised how much I instantly liked it. I've read a lot of books where I constantly check the page number I'm on and I'm like "Ugh, is the chapter over yet?" and I'm so bored. But I also have read a lot of books that just suck me in so much that after a while, when I check what page I'm on, I'm like "Wow, I've read that far already?" This book falls in that category.Alexis is considered the school outcast, and she has pink hair. And I love her. She was so damn relatable, and I just loved her voice. I can't really say anything bad about her, to be honest, because she never annoyed me.And then we have Kasey, Alexis's little sister. Dear God, this girl scared the crap out of me. She's thirteen but she acts seven, and she collects a lot of dolls and talks to them. One doll in particular, she found in her house, with glowing green eyes. Let's just say this doll is the only one who talks back to Kasey, and does a lot more than that.There was also Megan Wiley, the cheerleader who surprisingly has a big part in this book. I liked her because she wasn't the stereotypical bitchy cheerleader, and I liked the part she played in the story. You'll find out some shocking things about her past.Along the way, we get to find out the history of the vengeful spirit in Alexis's house, and I loved reading all of the background stories. One chapter in particular, near the end, was my absolute favorite. (view spoiler)[The one where we see what happened with Shara and Megan from her POV. (hide spoiler)]Besides the scariness, this book also had a very nice romance. The love interest is Carter Blume, a preppy guy who was surprisingly very sweet even when he and Alexis first met. I loved that the romance was very slow-paced, and it didn't take up the whole book, you know? It was put in here and there, but it wasn't a huge part of the book, which I'm glad about. And there was also no rush to say "I love you" in the end. That's always a plus. Because you know how irked I am with the use of the word "love" in YA.From the way the book ended, though, I can't really see why this is a series, because it would've been fine as a standalone. But hey, I'm not complaining. In fact, I'm going to buy the other two books right now.In a nutshell, this book will give me nightmares and will make me deathly afraid of dolls from now on. In other words, hell yes, I recommend it to you.

  • Özlem
    2018-12-01 08:50

    Baktım kitap sürükleyici gidiyor, çeviriyi bıraktım ve kitabı bir solukta bitirdim. Supernatural & Insidious tarzı şeyler izlemeyi seviyorsanız, aradığınız kitap bu. Sadece baş roldekiler liseli gençler o kadar. Şimdi karakterler hakkında iki çift laf etmek istiyorum:-Alexis Warren, ana karakterimiz oluyor, çevresindekiler uymadığını ve hiçbir yere ait olmadığını düşünen bir kız. Pembe saçları var. Asi ruhlu, doğru olduğunu düşündüğü şeylerin arkasında, yanlış olduğunu düşündüğü şeyleri de sonuna kadar protesto ediyor. İdealist anlayacağınız. Okulda kendilerine Doom Squad (benim tabirimle Kıyamet Mangası) adı verilmiş belalı bir grupla takılıyor. Beni başlarda biraz sinir etti ama ilerleyen safhalarda kendisini çok sevdim.-Carter Blume, esas oğlanımız (aslına bakarsanız tek oğlan), mavi gözlü sarı saçlı çekici ve akıllı bir çocuk. Ayy yerim onu falan derdim ama yaşı benden küçük. Sübyancı formatına girmemek için öyle bir şey demiyorum. -Megan Wiley, okulun ponpon kızlarının güzel popüler kaptanı, Alexis'le baş düşmanken sonradan buddy buddy oluyorlar. Nedenini tabi ki söylemeyeceğim ama kızı çok sevdim.-Kasey Warren, Alexis'in kız kardeşi ve evet, içine hayalet kaçan vatandaş bu. Zaten Alexis ayıklasın sonra pirincin taşını.-Pepper Laird, ponpon kızların ikinci kaptanı, Carter'dan hoşlanıyor. Bu kızı sevmiyoruz.önemli karakterler bunlardı. Vıcık vıcık teen aşk üçgenleri ya da "ay çocuk çok seksi, tüm kızlar onun peşinde ama o beni tüm sıradanlığımla gördü, ben de onu yalayıp yutmak istiyorum" tarzında olaylar yok. Hoşlanma, aşk vs tabi var ama sizi baymayacak cinsten. Bu yönüne bayıldım. Aslında kitabın neredeyse her yönüne bayıldım. Bayılmadığım tek kısmı beni çok korkutup germesiydi. Ama o da kitabın hatası değil, benim ödlekliğim. Cidden, korku bile filmi izleyemiyorum ben :D Son olarak, OYUNCAK BEBEKLERDEN UZAK DURUN! CİDDEN!

  • Lauren Fidler
    2018-11-27 05:45

    this book is terrible AND i loved it. so there, world! let's start with the obvious: the title. it's dumb. like stupid-dumb. and the girl on the cover, veiled mysteriously in a curtain, making her look like a demented bride or elaborate victorian doily, isn't doing the book any favors. other than this: when you see it, you need to pick it up and say, "what's this about then?" and then you read it. because it looks awful.does that make any sense at all?of course, then there is the plot, which, at its best, is like a rip-off of every teen flick, ghost flick, and ro-co flick out there. we've got alexis, with her pink hair and devil may care approach to education, friendships, and boys. she, of course, is a photographer (artistic, not pretentious), she is in constant trouble with school admin for skipping what she perceives to be unnecessary classes in school spirit, and she hates the cheerleaders. she's got a pesky, socially awkward little sister kasey who collects dolls, a love interest with formerly suicidal tendencies and the amazing physical similarity to a lanky cherubin, oh, and an evil spirit haunting her mishmashed gothic house of terror.you know, that old chestnut.there's a whole lot of action as the ghost possesses the weak-willed kasey and proceeds to use her body to steal genealogy projects (which are surprisingly thorough for middle schoolers), cut wires in cars, and make things go bump in the night. or the day. or whenever. there are good spirits, bad ones, charms, and avenging cheerleaders. there's also the prom, pyrotechnics, and psychotherapy...oh, and a girl named pepper.did i mention this book was awesome?so, here's the deal. in terms of its utter ridiculousness, of its willingness to embrace how cliched and awful it is, of its ability to be entertaining regardless of its content, i'd give this book 5 stars easily. i would. but because it's trite, and jam-packed with too many plot points (photos, teenaged rebellion, the doom squad, the repressed town culture/forbidden library books, the awkward sister, the bad mother who works so much that she is never around to actually mother, the father who spends most of the book in the hospital after a car accident, the cheerleaders, the boyfriend's sordid past, the ghost herself, the other ghost, megan's backstory, megan's grandmother, the fact that the novel is pretty much a ghost-themed ripoff of "footloose," etc. etc. etc) that never get appropriately resolved, and reeks of regurgitated ideas, the english teacher in me would give it one.so, let's split the difference. totally a guilty pleasure and totally reading the second one!

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    2018-11-11 08:40

    Having read a book earlier this year by the author, I knew that I wanted to try all her other work. I had so much fun with the creepy ghost related paranormal vibes from her Famous Last Words that I knew I couldn't resist another one.When I read the synopsis for Bad Girls Don't Die, I knew this was the read for me. Let me explain something first to you, I am a huge chicken. I hate scary movies and rarely watch them because I'm just not the same for days, heck sometimes weeks, afterward. But when it comes to a good creepy book? Sign me up! There is just something about reading a story that makes it both better, and worse and this story, definitely had the creep factor, gave me goose bumps and had me looking over my shoulder while reading and I loved every minute of it!I don't want to go into too much detail btu if you are still looking for a great creepy read, this is the book for you. It was way creepy than the first book I read by this author and definitely had me thinking about it for a few days after reading it but I still loved every minute of it. Alender will continue to be a go to author for me when I need a good creepy story that will keep me on my toes.

  • Özlem
    2018-11-14 12:59

    Esas yorumum İngilizce versiyonunda. Okumayanı vururum :D Okuyun okutturun bebeğimi ♥ #ilkçevirisiniokutmayaçalışançevirmenmodeon

  • Bern
    2018-12-03 07:44

    Sit down your behinds as comfortably as you can, people, because the illustrious uncle Bernie is about to tell you a little story:There was once a little boy with fire-red hair that owned barbies and had lots of fun with them. He'd marry them with his Max Steel - all of them, because they were all obviously crazy about his rugged good looks and tanned six pack - and then make them have catfights and gossip sessions and whatever else he thought girls did when they looked as fabulous as did his barbies. So yeah, the redheaded little boy, the barbies and their husband had a great relationship up until he was ten and decided to get rid of all his toys because he was "way too big" for them now. So they were given to god-knows-who and never seen again.Sad, isn't it?But you must be wandering who the hell was that dashing little boy with such great taste for toys and what the hell did his story have to do with Bad Girls Don't Die.The boy, as you must be utterly shocked to find out, is moi and this story pertains to Bad Girls Don't Die on the grounds that I am VERY happy that I got rid of all those dolls I owned, because if I still had just one of them in my possession, I'd be suspiciously eyeing it all day and waiting for its eyes to glow and my mind to be filled with a very scary and girly voice demanding me to do murderous things to my friends, neighbors and relatives.That's how much this book is insane, it makes dolls be forever terrifying and I will honestly live a happy life if I never see one again.I will happily reread this book someday, however, since it was some of the most fun I've had with horror books in a loooong while and I really liked the writing, the characters and the plot. The prose wasn't oh-my-god-where-have-you-been-my-whole-life perfect but it was so enthralling and fit so perfectly with the story being told I couldn't help but get sucked into the life of Alexis, a fifteen year old girl who has difficulty dealing with other people because, according to her, they're always trying so hard to be something they're not and they end up never sounding real.I could easily devote a whole essay on how much I liked Alexis - even though it took her eons to figure out something that I'd got from the get-go, but hey, she didn't get a blurb of her own life - and how different she was from most other YA main characters. She wasn't a mary sue, nor was she one of those "anti-mary sues", girls so tough you can practically see their penises, no. Alexis is just a girl who's not very easy to be dealt with, but then again, neither are most people around her. And when her little sister Kasey starts acting weird - weirder than usual - she realizes something, something dangerous, is up.I'll stop here because I could gush about this book all day long and not make my point across, so I'll just say that if you like YA's, or if you just like horror or even if you just like awesome main characters that act like real people, THEN YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO READ THIS BOOK RIGHT HERE. NOW. READ IT NOW. I DARE YOU.This book is pure damn joy at its finest, people. I kid you not.P.S.: If you're wondering why I gave it four starts despite loving it to the moon and back, it's what i said: it took Alexis ages to figure out something retardedly obvious and that angered me a LOT for a while.

  • Emilija
    2018-11-23 05:42

    Please don’t laugh, but the only word that comes to mind when trying to describe this book is delicious. Why? I don’t know.Maybe it’s the fact that I loved Alexis and would be willing to go lesbian if only she was real.Maybe it’s the fact that she was a very real and relatable character and at times so awesome it hurt. Maybe it’s the fact that her relationship with Kasey reminds me a lot of my own relationship with my sister.Maybe it’s the fact that her dysfunctional family is relatable and sort of reminds me of my own, even though our families are nothing alike.Maybe it’s the fact that I really like Carter.Maybe it’s the fact that I loved the writing style and savoured every single word. It didn’t have the certain depth that I like, but it was enough to make me care and get me creeped out and Alexis’s voice is very mature and so real that I couldn't help myself but grin like a maniac all the time. Still do.Ok. In all honesty this book creeped me out.I blame the hard raining/storm outside.I blame the fact that I was alone in the house while reading this.I blame myself for letting my imagination run wild.I read some creepy stuff about spiders in the book.The next morning I had to kill two huge as fuck spiders in my bathroom.I read some creepy shit about their air conditioning malfunctioning.The next day my boiler was malfunctioning, and I started to get paranoid.(The boiler has been malfunctioning for weeks before that actually, but this time when it didn’t heat up the house... I got paranoid. Can you blame me?)I read some creepy stuff about their basement and Kasey.Then at around one in the morning I woke up to footsteps in the hallway. It was raining hard outside, and somebody was walking around mindlessly outside my bedroom.(It turned out to be my sister. She said she couldn’t sleep.)Then I read some creepy shit about Kasey’s dolls.Now here’s the fun part. I have a doll too. A doll I love very much because my dad bought it for me the day I was born. Yes, I still have her and she’s as old as me. She’s been watching over me my whole life and she’s been my best friend for those few years while I still played with dolls. Now, my doll is not in the perfect condition, ok? She’s sitting on top of my wardrobe (right in front of my bed, and I never really noticed her there every morning staring at me before this book. Now I do.) so she’s got dust all over her constantly. Don’t get me wrong I clean her clothes and stuff, I don’t let her just rot away up there, but there are others things. When I was about ten, my cousin who was five at that time came over to our home and I wasn’t interested in her, I was doing my own thing. My grandma without me knowing gave my precious doll to my cousin who thought that she needed a permanent makeover. She got a bunch of markers and she coloured her cheeks with them and her arms and legs. She – I have no idea how this happened – but she managed to damage the hair without any scissors, and it looks choppy. My mum was the one who saw what she did. She came to me to show the doll, and immediately I threw a tantrum. Then for hours to no end we tried to get those markers off of her, but nothing worked. Eventually my granddad said that we’d be able to get them off with sandpaper (or was it glasspaper?). We took his advice and used sand/glasspaper. So now she’s got scratchy uneven cheeks, forehead, arms, and legs. One of her eyelashes is coming off, and the smile she has on her face is creeping me out because that is a smile that is hiding something. I have a feeling that my doll is not very happy with me and I think that she’s planning my murder or something.You see how paranoid I am?I love it! This has been so much fun. The book was so entertaining with its bits of awesome when we’re talking about Alexis. I can’t get over how this book made me act. It wasn’t even scary it was just creepy. What girl doesn’t get creeped out by spiders? Or the spider filled basement? Or the door-slamming? Or the cold air/breeze by your ankles? Or the air conditioning malfunctioning? Not just an ordinary malfunction, I’m talking about some serious creepy shit.Ahhhh, I loved it. Miss Alender, thank you for this wonderful experience. Bad Girls Don’t Die was fluffy (in some parts), fun, entertaining and delicious to read. *snickers* People, I swear! If Bad Girls Don’t Die was a cake, it would be a very delicious ‘Medutis’ (honey) cake. Do you know what that is? No you don’t. Read the book and you'll know what the cake tastes like, or eat the cake and you'll know what the book tastes like. Simple.

  • Yan
    2018-12-08 08:49

    Bad Girls Don't Die was a chilling read that had an odd twist of humor. There were moments where my arms were covered in goose bumps and all of a sudden, it wasn't what you had not expected. It was actually somewhat funny, the scenes. However, it comes out more of an awkward—I’m not crazy—laugh. Extraordinary in that sense of way.“I dreamed I was standing on an island in a swamp full of alligators…I saw Kelsey swimming towards me, blissfully unaware of the predators…I pulled out a rifle, and I shot any alligator that got close to her. Then Kelsey was with me on the island, braiding my hair and singing me Christmas carols. And a battered doll in a ripped petticoat came out of the water and walked over to us, but Kelsey couldn’t see her. And the doll pointed at Kelsey and looked at me and said Your sister is crazy.”What I loved most about this quote was the randomness of it. Seriously, I love random stuff but when you include it with some not so random information, only to you of course, then it makes it only so much more fun. A little giggle to yourself looking crazed to the world through their eyes makes it so much more sweeter.Aside from that, outside of its original content, this passage may not seem so frightening, but it left me in chills…well until the part about your sister is crazy. The main fear is the dolls, the true demonic force behind it all. Even in real life dolls are creepy to me. I’m talking about the classic porcelain ones, the ones that are so lifelike you just can’t stare them in the eye. So here I was, just anticipating something horrific about to happen, and bam, there goes a funny little surprise. So an awkward, half hilarious, half scared, laugh is elicited.Almost all the characters are so well done. The secondary characters are of course in the background, but also giving more depth to the main character. But that doesn’t just stop there, some of them even have a bit more life in them. Carter, the male protagonist as well as being a secondary character, gave Alexis more of a girly flare that doesn’t show anywhere else. But he also has a dark past that gave him more depth. Alexis was the older sister, the person who cared for her, as well as the one who’s more than what she appears.The action was predictable in some areas, but not so in others. The mystery aspect and the road to uncovering it was wonderfully done and left no real questions behind.Overall: A great book to pick if you’re in the mood for creepy little dolls. Okay so it’s much more than that. Just read this book if it sounds interesting to you, trust me, it’ll be better than you expected. I took it for granted and now I’m in contentment after reading it.

  • Giselle
    2018-11-29 13:55

    The best definition of this book is Creepy. It's definitely a chilling read. Ghosts; strange happenings that made my hair stand on ends; it was off to a great start. However, I found it so full of clichés that it never developed into anything very intense or much interesting. The lack of originality is easily the biggest downfall of the novel and makes it extremely predictable. I've watched a lot of thriller/horror movies of this kind though, maybe I just have seen it all? As expected, we have the outcast loner girl who somehow easily gets the hot guy. Not only has this been overly done in YA already, the whole romance aspect in Bad Girls Don't Die didn't have a purpose in the book at all. It never added any charm to the story and only amounted to getting me annoyed with it. The love interest; the awkward dialogue; the character's reactions; it all felt a bit too juvenile for modern day YA. I could see younger teens -12, 13 years old - quite enjoying this.If you can get passed that and the awkward dialogue, the book is actually not bad; I did enjoy getting spooked. Ghost stories are my weakness. They freak me out, but I can't help myself from wanting to hear them all. The writing is good, simple, and what saved it from a lower rating is that it's a fast read that wraps up quickly and nicely. There's nothing more to say really. Try it if you want a quick and freaky read.

  • Megs ♥
    2018-11-22 13:54

    This book was alright. It wasn't nearly the best book about paranormal activity, but for a book intended for younger teens it was okay. Lexi is a girl that doesn't like cheerleaders or preps, yet she also doesn't fit in with the "Doom Squad" which are a group of kids she currently hangs out with who also hate cheerleaders or preps. I liked Lexi. This book has a little of everything in it too. A little paranormal, a little mystery and suspense, and even a little romance.I thought the story flowed well with a smooth, fast pace that never got boring.

  • Louisa
    2018-12-10 13:47

    Come play with us, the whispers begged. Come play with us.I've been dabbling in "scary" novels for the past two months leading up to Halloween. Even Stephen King's Joyland didn't have quite the impact it had on me than Bad Girls Don't Die. Score one for actual frightening YA ghost stories!I think your enjoyment of this hinges on two factors: whether you have a little sister (no seriously), and whether you're a fan of more straightforward ghost stories. The MC, Alexis, lives in a big old house wracked by past horrible events. Her little sister Kasey starts acting strangely - going into Alexis's room in the middle of the night, being mean, stealing her classmates' genealogy reports for no apparent reason, etc. I literally started wondering if my own little sister would open the door to my room and do the things Kasey did. Also, the story involves spirits in the conventional form. While I guess some people might view this book as forgettable, it genuinely did scare me - which is all I ask of a paranormal novel.The romance in this is pretty subtle, but also very teen-ish. I do appreciate how it didn't veer into insta-love, something I was afraid would happen given how Alexis starts thinking about Carter. I also like how the typical cheerleader was painted in a different light.It won't take long for you to finish this! Just probably don't read it in the dark alone like I did. Definitely recommended for a pre-Halloween read. ;) I know there are sequels, but honestly this book stands fine on its own.

  • Wendi Lee
    2018-12-01 11:47

    *4.5 stars*This was a great haunted house/possession novel! I liked how it didn't play into the typical YA trope of insta-love, instead focusing on female friendship, and the bonds between sisters, and mothers and daughters. I'm almost disappointed that there's a sequel, because this novel is really strong as a standalone ... but I'll reserve judgment until I read the next book.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2018-11-14 12:55

    Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.comAlexis might not be perfectly well-adjusted to high school life, but she finds her niche as an outspoken pink-haired smart-aleck quite satisfying, thank you very much. Her four-person family is far from perfect, but they have always managed to get by, in their spooky architectural jumble of a house. Alexis' mother spends more time at work than at home, but so do millions of other moms across America. Kasey, her doll-obsessed little sister, is sometimes too passive for her own good, but hopefully the doll-collecting is something she will grow out of. As for her father, they aren't exactly close, but he could be worse. One night, after a family argument leaves Kasey in tears, Alexis comes to the rescue in the role of comforting big sister. Kasey requests a story, so Alexis soothes her with a made-up story off the top of her head. Since it is for her baby sister, the story revolves around a little girl and her doll, Kasey's favorite topic. Naturally, Alexis doesn't think much of the story, though come to think of it, it is a bit strange at how smoothly the spontaneous story rolls off her tongue. However, shortly after Alexis' tale, Kasey starts behaving weirdly. More strangely than normal anyhow. It starts small, with her eyes sometimes changing color from blue to green and using old-fashioned language, like "oughtn't." At first, Alexis tries to brush away her foreboding feelings, deeming the odd vibes she is getting from Kasey as a figment of her imagination, nothing serious. When mysterious lights appear in the middle of the night, doors close themselves, and the air conditioner goes haywire to the point where Alexis can see her breath in the house, she knows it is no overactive imagination. She has no idea what exactly is going on, but something weird is happening in their house, and much as she hates to admit it, Kasey has something to do with it. Events spiral rapidly out of control, as midnight wanderings progress to thievery and even attempted murder. Alexis has no idea who to turn to - does anyone even believe in the supernatural anymore? People might just lock Kasey up as schizophrenic, but Alexis knows better. Her little sister is not crazy. Kasey is possessed. Katie Alender's BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE is a haunting tale of one town's murderous history and a ghost that wants revenge.

  • Lale
    2018-12-01 11:55

    Bu kitabı okumak çok iyi geldi gerçekten. Mükemmelden ziyade, okurken iyi vakit geçirten ve bir süre sonra unutulup gidecek kitaplardandı. Korku türünde bir kitabı ilk okuyuşumdu. Bununla başladığım iyi oldu doğrusu. Bunun gibi bir YA kitabında bile ürktüysem usta bir yazarın yazdığı romanda ne yapardım bilmiyorum. Korku filmleriyle de aram iyi değildir zaten, bu tür ile mesafemi korumayı düşünüyorum. Yazarın gerilim yapmaya çalıştığı yerler dışında okurken Supernatural ı hatırlattı. Bir ara Dean'ın bir yerlerden çıkmasını bekledim. Dean özlemimi pekiştirdi kitap resmen. <3 Ah burda olsaydı da hayaletin mezarını yaksaydı :D

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    2018-11-28 12:55

    Alexis leads a rebellious life. With her pink-dyed hair and habit of getting in people's faces when they taunt her, she's constantly in detention for skipping classes or displays of activism - like putting bumper stickers on the teacher's 4XDs saying "gas guzzlers". Her little sister Kasey is needy and lonely but for her impressive and creepy collection of dolls, her mother is always working in the hopes of finally getting that promotion, and her dad is a non-entity. Her only joy is her photography.She doesn't even have any real friends. She hangs out with the Goth kids but has a low opinion of them, and her arch nemesis is Megan Wiley, the golden girl and poster child for Perfect. A surprising friendship begins with the student council VP, Carter Blume, but trouble at home and her own insecurities prevent her from pursuing it.Her home is a spooky old house that seems to have a life of its own. Doors open and close of their own accord, the stove switches on and the air conditioner won't turn off. That's not all: her sister Kasey starts displaying all the signs of multiple personality disorder - but would a schizophrenic change eye colour from blue to green in a single second?Alexis is worried about Kasey. Worried about the way she's been behaving, the burn marks she left on Alexis' arm, the possibility that she tampered with the brakes on their mother's car, resulting in their father crashing it and ending up in hospital. Something's going on, and help comes from an unexpected quarter. Megan is sure Kasey is possessed, and as the weird evidence mounts, Alexis can no longer deny it.This book had just the right amount of creepy horror and YA fun. Alexis is a great protagonist and narrator, mature in her political activism and independence yet insecure and hesitant in her personal life. She was familiar but new and different enough to engage me - I could relate to her a whole lot more than I can to those more immature, nice girls like in Elizabeth Scott's Bloom. Her school life seemed quite clichéd to me: it's what you commonly get in American books about high school, with the cliques and cheerleaders etc., and not entirely something I can relate to. The cliché is so typical it just seems surreal. The mystery of the house and its past, and the scary parts were beautifully paced and nicely written. Kasey's unpredictability adds a lot to the scariness of the story, and the layers to the mystery gave it depth and allure. Horror can never engross me like other stories can, but it came close. There's humour here, in the dialogue and the antics, which gives great balance to the scary bits.I would never have guessed that this was a first novel. The control over prose and plot that Alender has is superb - though she does have extensive experience writing screenplays, so it's not like she's never written before. Thankfully, it doesn't read as a hopeful script for a movie.

  • Mark
    2018-11-15 11:33

    Scary. As. Hell. I had heard great things about this book, and wasn't disappointed. And now there's a follow-up coming out? Count me in, after I turn on all the lights in the room. From the front cover of this book, to the last chapter, Alender had me hooked. Alexis lives in an old, haunted-looking house with her parents and younger sister, Kasey. Kasey has always been a little odd to Alexis, but lately her behavior has been getting more disturbing. When Kasey starts using words that normally don't belong in her normal vocabulary, and moving around the house at odd hours, Alexis starts to worry. When she notices Kasey's eyes turning from their usual blue to bright green, Alexis gets seriously scared.Alender does a great job of ratcheting up the fear factor in the book, without resorting to cliched scare tactics. She establishes an ominous tone, and a sense of foreboding with each chapter. As Alexis teams up, reluctantly, with the head cheerleader at her school, in an effort to help Kasey, the book takes turns which are even more sinister. I cannot wait for the next book, although I'm wondering how Alender can top this one.

  • Margaret Stohl
    2018-11-11 13:54

    Scary dolls are even scarier than scary clowns. When BGDD really gets going, it *really* goes there, and I loved every minute of it. I agree with the reviews that say they wanted to read more about all the characters, and so I am v. excited to hear that BGDD is now a trilogy! Yay for good book mitosis! Because this is a good book; the writing is funny and real, the story unfolds to epic proportions, and the MC is a likeably grouchy departure from our usual YA heroine. I can see why this book is getting so much buzz, and it's well deserved. Alender does for EEEE-vil what Carrie Ryan does for Zombies. Spooky, stellar debut!

  • Zehra İzel
    2018-11-15 08:51

    çok. gerildim. çok gerildim.ya böyle kitapları okurken istemsizce arada odayı kontrol ediyorum. resmen ödüm koptu kitabı okurken. alexis carter ve megan baya sevdiğim karakterler oldu. ayrıca yazar açıklayana kadar olaylar gizemini korudu, ki ben genelde böyle kitaplarda sonunu okurken tahmin ederim bu kitapta tahmin edemedim. ama gerilme kısmı beni sinir etti, rahatsız edici bi hisle okudum kitabı bu yüzden 4/5

  • Theresa
    2018-11-29 08:00

    Holy shit that was so creepy and I hate creepy things but absolutely loved this book! Giving it 4 stars because I don't think I will be sleeping for a few days now.

  • Doğa
    2018-12-05 10:40

    2.5 puan15 yaşındaki çocukların uğraştıkları şeylere bak.Oturun dersinize çalışın bakayım.

  • Buse
    2018-11-30 11:01

    Bitireli aylar oldu hala sevip sevmediğimden emin değilim.

  • Gökçe
    2018-11-11 05:32

    Beklentilerimi hiçbir şekilde karşılamadı.Yorumumu daha sonra detaylı olarak paylaşacağım.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-15 09:59

    Alright, so, while I did post an update saying that I was impressed with the writing and characterization, I realise that I am not 14, therefore I am not the target audience for this book, and I don't need to be reading it.I actually think this is a really decent book for what it is, but I would definitely classify it as "Super YA," meaning that it's meant for kids under the age of 16. Nonetheless it is quite well written, and the main character Alexis is a spunky outcast without being totally stereotypical and irritating.Unfortunately there is a lot more "trials and tribulations of highschool" than there is "my sister is possessed by the soul of a haunted doll" for me to be invested enough to see where the story goes.

  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    2018-11-13 10:40

    That was a lot better than I thought it would be. Alexis has a pretty messed up family. Her mom's an workaholic, her dad wants her to like him but she ignores him, and her sister has a creepy doll fetish. But her life is going to take a turn for the weird when she tells her sister a story that has an unhappy background. Soon after, Kasey begins to act strange. Not just weird little sister strange...but dangerous strange.Alexis gets suspicious when their dad's car brakes malfunction and he ends up in the hospital. Why was Kasey in the garage the night before the wreck? Why do her eyes keep changing from blue to green? Alexis doesn't want to think too much about it, but when Kasey starts talking about a 'friend' who tells her what to do, Alexis is determined to save her sister. Yeah, I was pretty surprised by this one. I wasn't expecting much but I actually really enjoyed it. Katie's writing is brilliant; it's easy, it flowed, and didn't go into over-detail. Alexis is a five star heroine. I can't get over how independent, brace, and smart she was. Not to mention she had pink hair and a don't-fuck-with-me attitude. This is seriously the vibe she gave off;There was a slight love interest but he wasn't in it much. They met when he accidentally hit her with a door. Yep.While Carter was being all charming and flirty, Alexis would just completely ignore him and didn't give a crap. WHY CAN'T ALL HEROINES BE LIKE THIS? Carter was really cute. He was sweet, caring, and confident, and not in an arrogant douchebag kind of way. Oh and he wears glasses. God, I love guys who wear glasses. The premise is quite cliche when you think about it. Creepy dolls, haunted old house, undead little girl seeking revenge, etc. It was very predictable. 3/4 of the way in, it was obvious what was happening even though Alexis still didn't get it. But other than that, it was awesome and I couldn't put it down. I cant' wait to read the sequel.

  • Caitlyn
    2018-11-23 08:51

    I picked this book up because of the glowing reviews I had read about it. Suffice to say that I was not impressed with any element of this book.I mostly didn't care about any of the characters. They weren't given enough of a backstory, of an actual personality, for me to worry or care about them. Their actions were all robotic, with little to no personalization. I found Lexi's constant pessimistic attitude toward anything and everything grating. I also find it extremely weird that not one of these fifteen year olds told an adult about the strange happenings. Granted, they may not have been believed, but I'm just saying that if I thought any of my relatives was possessed I wouldn't try to fix it on my own. Sorry, but I can't suspend my disbelief that much. Now, I know that this is a YA novel, I do. But the writing was so unbelievably bland. The sentences had no creative structure. The descriptions were lackluster. Nothing popped out at me, not even the "scary" parts. I love beautiful writing and this novel had none of it. Bouncing off of this, it was an extremely easy read because of that simple sentence structure. I wouldn't recommend this book, especially when I once thought it a stand alone. Apparently this is the beginning novel in a trilogy. I'm sorry but I really think it should have ended after this one. The ending was solid enough. Instead, her sister, after spending a year in a psych ward after being possessed by a ghost, apparently manages to get entangled in another supernatural situation. Okay.

  • Richard Denney
    2018-11-27 07:39

    3 words. WHAT THE F*CK. 53 pages in: nothing creepy happened. 138 pages in: still waiting...It's a damn ghost story for R.L. Stine sake!!! The little girl "Kasey" is supposed to be creepy... but she wasn't. the sister "Alexis" just bored me to death. I really hate when books take 200 damn pages to get the freaking point. The funny thing is... a lot of people enjoyed this book and I can't see why. it had nothing unique and was like a bad episode of "Are you afraid of the dark?" (which is one of my favorite shows.) Come to think of it there was an episode where this house was haunted and a girl was slowly turning into a doll... hmmm... weird. All in all this book was very boring and the ending was blah. I love fast paced books I don't know anyone who doesn't... I for one don't like a book to take 200 pages to get spooky or exciting. If a book is 500 pages then those 500 pages better be the best shit I have ever read. I don't get sometimes how author's can write so much and a majority of the 500 is boring and unneeded. that's all I got to say & there will be a video review on this book. I need to speak on this to my youtubers :) - Richard