Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wish You Were Dead

Wish You Were Dead
By Todd Strasser
Random House, 2009. 236 pgs. Young Adult

An anonymous blogger posts a series of entries about how she hates Lucy Cunningham and other popular kids in her school because they put her down due to her looks and clothing. Soon after the first post, Lucy vanishes. Two more teenagers disappear after their names are specifically mentioned. Madison, good friends with the second and third missing teenagers, wonders what has happened and if both her online stalker and new crush are involved. An absorbing thriller, this fast-paced read is also an interesting commentary on the perils of the Internet. This is definitely not for the faint of heart though.


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