Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Hook Me: You Know What You Have to Do by Bonnie Shimko
Author: Bonnie Shimko
Publisher: Amazon Childrens Publishing (March 26, 2013)
Genre: YA Horror
Book Description: This quirky, appealing YA novel turns formulaic teen fiction on its head as funny, feisty fifteen year-old Mary-Magdalene Feigenbaum (otherwise known as Maggie) suddenly faces more than the usual typical YA concerns: a voice in her head that is telling her to kill people. Not just anyone—each time the target is someone who has done something terrible to a person Maggie cares for. You know what you have to do, the voice commands. Maggie struggles to resist, but the voice is relentless.
With rising suspense, this story of psychological horror introduces a narrator whose own unique voice and irreverent humor are unforgettable—an unlikely hero fighting a desperate battle against incomprehensible evil.
First line: I will always carry the guilt for what I've done.
Last line read: When I see him around town, he's always alone.
Overall Impression: I have to admit the voice pulled me into this story. Mary-Magdalene is a bit snarky and sarcastic at times, even though she's pulled by the guilt of what "the voice" makes her do. The book reminds me a bit of a horror movie, and I love horror movies, even the cheesy ones.
Would I keep reading?: Yes!