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The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

What would you do if you woke up from being unconscious and realized you didn’t know where you were, how you got there or even who you were. You were only certain of one thing: the two men with you want you dead. You would probably do what Candace (Cady) Scott did; you would fight for your life.

"It’s well-written in terms of keeping the action flowing and making the reader want to keep turning pages in order to find out what happens next...If you enjoy drama, mystery and suspense, you’ll probably enjoy reading this book."

When one of the men leaves the other man in charge of killing her, Cady does what she has to do to save herself. She arms herself with a rock, and when the opportunity presents itself, she uses the rock to hit the man in the head. She also is well-versed in self-defense, so she is able to subdue her would-be killer and knock him unconscious. When he is out cold, she steals his cell phone and his vehicle and drives away.

Not knowing who she is, where she is or how she got there narrowed her options considerably. Cady finds a place called Newberry Ranch, whose Security Department was staffed with a guard 24 hours a day. When she stops there to ask for help, instead of a being safe, she finds herself locked in the back seat of a patrol car. The man thought she was an escapee from a local mental hospital.

After she managed to get away from him, Cady fleeds to Bend, where she finds a McDonald’s restaurant and Ty, a kid who's willing to help her out, even though she can’t give him a good reason to.The pair set off on a quest to not only figure out who she is, but also to figure out who those men are, who want to kill her and why they want her dead.

This is a fast-paced novel with lots of action. It’s well-written in terms of keeping the action flowing and making the reader want to keep turning pages in order to find out what happens next. But maybe it’s a bit too fast-paced. Lots of road blocks are thrown in Cady’s path on her way to figuring out who’s who and what’s what, but when the answers are finally revealed, it just seems as things are a bit rushed and the ending is a bit flat.

Apart from that, if you enjoy drama, mystery and suspense, you’ll probably enjoy reading this book.

Reviewed by Christine M. Irvin on June 21, 2013

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
by April Henry

  • Publication Date: June 11, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction, Thriller
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • ISBN-10: 0805095411
  • ISBN-13: 9780805095418