Britney is the girl everyone loves to hate.
Ever since Britney transformed herself from freak-and-geek to the most popular girl at school, her life has been touched by tragedy. First it was her mom, who drowned on a family rafting trip. Then her hockey-star boyfriend, Ricky, was killed in a hit-and-run.
When the deaths continue to pile up, everyone fears for Britney. Sure she's popular, blond, and fabulous.
But is that enough reason for someone to want to...kill her?
Olin's novel is structured like a typical horror movie, and readers will likely be sucked into the mystery. After her mother's death, Britney Johnson transformed into a blonder, skinnier self, got a hockey jock boyfriend and became popular. But during this snowy Wisconsin winter, her new life spins out of control: her boyfriend is killed in a horrific hit-and-run that may not have been an accident, the brother of her best friend, Melissa, is killed, then Melissa herself each in terrible, gory ways (Melissa is run over by a Zamboni machine, her body "caught like chicken bones in the corkscrew blade"). Along the way, Britney receives a CD, a threatening voice telling her what will happen "when I come for you," and Melissa finds an unsettling picture in her brother's possessions after his death. Pretty soon everyone looks like a suspect: Is it the old friend whose heart she broke? Her father's friend's troubled son who is staying with them? Are the crimes connected to her mother's death, and was the killer actually after Britney? Readers will puzzle along with the detective trying to solve the crime before Britney is killed or finally goes insane. The writing may be mediocre, and readers will be left with questions, but they will likely have enough fun figuring out who done it and why to stick with this pageturner. Ages 14-up.
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I actually read this when I was like a senior or junior in high school. Around 2009/10. Anyways I saw it at my schools library when I went to return a Louis Duncan book and it immediately got my attention. I loved it so much I pulled an all mightier. I remember it was a Friday and I didn't sleep until Saturday when I was finally done reading it. It kept me on my toes and the ending made my jaw drop to the floor. I want to re read it because I just loved it so much. I have always thought it would make such a good film if they adapt it.
Left me in an intense mood!!
Great book. Easy read. Great twist at the end. Though some things arnt explained.