Monday, December 30, 2019

Dare Me by Megan Abbott

4 Stars

"Cheer taught me to trust my girls to catch me when I fall. It showed me how to be a leader."
I read Dare Me nearly five years ago and had a mediocre reaction to it. Then the previews for the television series started appearing and I realized that I remembered hardly anything aside from (a) cheerleaders that were (b) Megan Abbott’s signature mean girl type of teen since I have old lady brain. I set the DVR up to record the show and then by sheer luck was offered a chance for a review copy of the book and decided to give it another go. Well . . . . . .

Or, at minimum, a wrongreader because holy crap. WTF was I expecting the first time around? I can’t imagine it going any other direction and it was goooooooood. Like thank God I don’t have daughters like this trainwreck type of good, but oh so good. The TV version was highly disturbing as well. And only one episode in!

Recommended to those who don’t like their pubescent leads full of sugar and spice and everything nice and their cheerleading . . . . .

Copy provided by Little Brown in exchange for an honest review.

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