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  1. Crazy Dangerous - eBookeBOOK
    Crazy Dangerous - eBook
    Andrew Klavan
    Thomas Nelson / 2013 / ePub
    $5.99
    5 Stars Out Of 5 24 Reviews
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  1. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Amazing!
    September 12, 2012
    AddLibrarian
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Crazy Dangerous.
    I LOVED this book! Klavan's writing is phenomenal! (You would think I would no longer be suprised by that_) His characters are extremely realistic. Sam talks directly to the reader, telling us his story, which I usually find annoying and contrived, but Sam is so real that his asides to his audience are my favorite part of the story. Jennifer is also very well-done.
  2. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Crazy Awesome!
    July 15, 2012
    Faye
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Crazy Dangerous.
    Crazy Dangerous is crazy awesome!

    Chilling mystery, and adventure collide in Andrew Klavan's thrilling, yet thought provoking book.

    While reading it, I wasn't ever quite sure where this book would go, it was so unpredictable, and I loved that! I loved how it was told in a more unique second person point of view, like I was hearing the tale right from Sam Hopkins' mouth.

    There were elements that some might question at first, but I think by the end they will realize what was going on and totally enjoy the book. Because for me I had that sense in the beginning that I wasn't sure if I liked where it was going, but by the time I had turned the last page down, I was beyond psyched about it. I loved the fast paced action and the slight chill about it, made it almost like watching an action/adventure/thriller movie, but better!

    Probably my favorite thing about this book was the theme : Do Right. Fear Nothing. Basically to sum it up this book really showed how doing the right thing is never the wrong thing to do. No matter the temporary consequences, doing the right thing has a reward beyond description.

    Overall, this is a book that I would highly recommend, and will definitely try to get my brother to read it. This is totally the kind of book that is super-hard to put down! I would definitely recommend very highly :D

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
  3. West Monroe, LA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very good book! Definitely Recommend.
    July 11, 2012
    Kimberly
    West Monroe, LA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Crazy Dangerous.
    Sam Hopkins, the 16-year-old narrator, was beaten up for defending weird classmate Jennifer, who speaks in rhyme and has hallucinations. Sam's first-person narrative addresses the reader directly, and is interspersed with more distant third-person chapters from Jennifer's view point. Jennifer's passages gradually become less and less coherent, as though she is losing grip on reality. Jennifer has recurring nightmares featuring creatures that want to kill her, and after Sam saves her, she becomes convinced that his name is a magic charm that will ward off the evil. (It isn't.) But one of her visions seems to come true, and now she is convinced that something evil is going to happen on Sunday. Meanwhile, Sam has been challenged to 'Do right. Fear nothing after finding a statue in his father's study, and Sam is starting to wonder where this will lead... Overall, the beginning and ending of Crazy Dangerous more than made up for a shaky middle, providing an exciting Young Adult suspense with solid Christian themes. Thanks to Thomas Nelson and Booksneeze for providing a free ebook for review.
  4. Oklahoma City, OK
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Crazy Dangerous- scary but good
    July 5, 2012
    brownies9798
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Sam Hopkins feels invisible. He is the preacher's son and feels that everyone avoids him because of it. Including the girl he likes. So Sam does something stupid. He gets in with the wrong crowd. The group of boys he is hanging out with aren't just bad, they are really bad. And the further in he gets, the more he realizes he can't continue. One night he goes to tell his dad about the bad stuff he's been doing and he sees an Angel figurine on his dad's dresser. The inscription on the angel says Do Right, Fear Nothing. After reading that his life is never the same. Sam makes a subconscious decision to do right by protecting a girl named Jennifer from these same boys he has been doing wrong with. By standing up for her, he becomes a town hero and a enemy to some scary people all at once. Jennifer, has always been known as a crazy girl. Hearing voices and talking to herself. But now Jennifer latches on to Sam, her protector. And when the world wants to lock her up, Sam is starting to believe that there is more to her voices than just crazy. With the whole town against them, Sam and Jennifer, start to discover a plot of murder, Satanism and destruction. Will Sam be able to convince anyone that Jennifer is not crazy before it's too late?

    This book started out to be very scary. Voices of death and horrifying images in this little girls head, about put me off. But once I got through the beginning, the story line was easy to read and intriguing. I like the character Sam and thought that his choices to chose right from wrong were very realistic. The spiritual battles in this book were very present and can be very scary for someone who is not aware. I would definitely recommend this book to those who like scary books. Otherwise, it might be too much for the average reader. Some hard decisions are made in this book and I loved how it ended.
  5. New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Do right. Fear nothing.
    June 20, 2012
    Iola
    New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Crazy Dangerous.
    Crazy Dangerous first caught my attention as a review title because of the name - the juxtaposition of words reminded me of Hideous Kinky, the movie starring Kate Winslet, where the two girls combined words to come up with strange combinations. Crazy Dangerous fit the bill. The opening line also caught my eye: "You see that dead guy by the side of the road? ... That's me". So many books seem to have similar plots that I'm always looking for something original. A novel narrated by a dead guy? Yes, that's a new one.

    Well, it soon turns out that Sam Hopkins, the 16-year-old narrator, is not actually dead, although he was beaten up for defending weird classmate Jennifer, who speaks in rhyme and has hallucinations. Sam's first-person narrative addresses the reader directly, and is interspersed with more distant third-person chapters from Jennifer's view point. Jennifer's passages gradually become less and less coherent, as though she is losing grip on reality.

    Jennifer has recurring nightmares featuring creatures that want to kill her, and after Sam saves her, she becomes convinced that his name is a magic charm that will ward off the evil. (It isn't.) But one of her visions seems to come true, and now she is convinced that something evil is going to happen on Sunday. Meanwhile, Sam has been challenged to ‘Do right. Fear nothing' after finding a statue in his father's study, and Sam is starting to wonder where this will lead...

    Despite the gripping opening, the writing at the beginning of the book the style was lacking. Exclamation marks are overused, there is a lot of repetition (e.g. sentences beginning with the same word) and there are examples of odd word usage (at one point, "the car pulled a great big Huey, turning full around". A Huey is a helicopter, so I can only assume the author was trying to say ‘pulled a u-turn').

    However, the writing improves as the story progresses, and the second half of the novel moves very quickly as Sam tries to work out what Jennifer's visions mean. Overall, the beginning and ending of Crazy Dangerous more than made up for a shaky middle, providing an exciting Young Adult suspense with solid Christian themes.

    Thanks to Thomas Nelson and Booksneeze® for providing a free ebook for review.
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