Crazy House

Crazy House

Book - 2017
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In a future world where teenagers are taken, imprisoned, and forced to fight for their survival, well-behaved Cassie will do whatever it takes to save her rebellious twin sister from Death Row.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316431316
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Charbonnet, Gabrielle - Author


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Apr 11, 2018

I read the first few chapters and thought the book had promise. Cassie's growing concern for her absent sister and the hinting at the dystopian nature of the setting were intriguing.

Then... they switched to Becca. Who proceeded to spurt (fairly hardcore) obscenities every other word, if not more frequently. This would have been bad enough for an adult title, but this is billed as a "teen" book. Yeah, I get it: Becca's the rebel, the one who thinks outside the box. And yeah, I get it: she's in a situation where most people WOULD swear, and this is a future version of our world, so it makes sense, yadda yadda yadda... I really don't care. Hunger Games was that way, too, yet Katniss managed to keep her language fairly tolerable, and the story lost nothing by it. Adding swear words for "authenticity's" sake just shuts the book off from a large swath of potential audience.

Including myself. I opted not to finish the book. There are plenty of other books out there - teen and otherwise - that are just as good as this book seemed like it could have been, and without profuse swearing.

Aug 27, 2017

I pacereally liked this book because it was exciting and fast moving it was like the adventure was never going to stop. This book would be good for anyone who is looking for a fast pace book that has a bit of blood and romance.

Jun 06, 2017

In my top ten favorite books by so far!
Loved every minute of page turning. Never a dull moment.

May 31, 2017

definitely not an adult book. It would have been nice if there was any indication from Patterson. The story line is so close to Handmaid's tale. How appropriate to have it at the same time that Atwood's book and television series is so hot!


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Jun 06, 2017

zandralynn thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

May 31, 2017

sskrtt thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 20


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