Talk about a Halloween read! This book by Stephanie Perkins gave me the best horror movie vibes ever. Think Scream meets YA thriller and you have this. I stayed up late into the night reading this, giving up precious birthday sleep hours, just because it was so engrossing and addicting.
I’ve seen mixed reviews for this, it wasn’t what some people were expecting. I think they wanted it to be more of a murder mystery, and while there is some of that, I would say that this is more of a fun scary movie in book form. It’s eery, creepy, tense, and exciting. Go into it with the expectation that you’re going to have a fun time, not really a scared time, and you’ll really enjoy this.
But maybe you want to know what it’s actually about? Hmm.. I’m not sure, is that why you come here? Lol. I think, like the official blurb, I’m going to leave this vague. Makani just moved from Hawaii to Nebraska (mysterious past from the new student????) to live with her grandmother and finish up high school on mainland US soil. She starts falling for a guy name Ollie and while they get to know each other better, their classmates start getting murdered with each new death being more horrific than the one before. And obviously it is up to Makani and her friends to solve it.
Suspend reality, OK, like teenagers would not be doing this much in real life. Or maybe they are and I had an incredibly dull childhood? But seriously, this is a slasher film, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Friday the 13th, Halloween, etc the kids are the focus here and that’s what makes it so thrilling and fun.
I have to go because my cats are playing parkour and they’re going to knock over my coffee so bye.