There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.First there was the car accidenttwo girls goneafter hittinga tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monicas sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad.No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they lost.That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, its not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monicas world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdads desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isnt over. Some people in town know more than theyre saying. And somehow Monica is at the center of it all.There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesnt mean anyone...
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The Cheerleaders Reviews
I get it. YA is a genre that caters to everyone. But YA Thrillers, in general, are the outcasts lot of the bunch because.....they just suck in general. Sure there are a few hidden gems but these are far too few and too rare to count. I just....when it comes down to it....kids in thrillers aren’t that great. High school kids trying to solve these mysteries bigger than themselves when seasoned detectives or police couldn’t even be much of a help to begin with.
The kids who solve these myster ...more
I'm giving this a full five stars because it's the best young adult Thriller I have read. It fulfilled all of my expectations and I can't imagine anything else about it having been better then it turned out. I didn't see the reveal coming at all, which is fairly rare because I am what most would call a thriller junkie! I didn't have high expectations of this book and so maybe that's why I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I thought Sadie would be my favorite Young adult book of the year becau ...more
I don’t know if we’re cursed. All I know is that my sister wouldn’t have killed herself. But if she did, why didn’t she leave a note explaining why?
Five cheerleaders dead over the course of three weeks. This happened five years ago. One of those girls was Monica’s sister, Jen, and it’s been haunting her ever since. Jen was the last of the five to die and it has never made sense. First, two girls hydroplaned and hit a tree in a storm. Next, two girls were strangled by the man next door. And las ...more
Review trigger warning: statutory rape, pedophilia mention, abortion mention
Arguably my largest pet peeve when it comes to reading is when a book seems awesome but then it decides to do you wrong and include unchallenged problematic crap.
This book was amazing for the first 75 percent. Maybe a tad heteronormative, but a person can forgive. The writing style was compelling and easy-to-follow, the characters were three-dimensional and relatable, and the mystery was original and had me at the edg ...more
Monica’s sister Jennifer died five years ago. Jennifer committed suicide shortly after four of her friends died… they were all cheerleaders. The town was upset by the loss of the five teens, and the school ended the cheerleader program. The deaths were all somewhat suspicious – car accident, murder, and suicide. Monica believes there to be more to her sister’s death, and that of her friends. In an effort to discover the truth, Monica enlists the help of her friend Ginny and they start digging in ...more
This story was addictive within the first few chapters. I actually did not find it predictable. I loved it as much as I did the author’s other book, Little Monsters. I love a book where there are so many shady characters that you are basically inthralled just to see what dark skeletons they have in their messed up past. Makes for a fun read.
My quick and simple overall: very enjoyable read!
5 cheerleaders in a small town die, in 3 separate incidents, within a month’s time. Is it a coincidence or is there something sinister going on in the town of Sunnybrook?
“Some people say a curse fell over our town five years ago.”
The Cheerleaders is a compulsively readable YA mystery with a strong, intelligent female lead.
When Monica Rayburn finds her sister’s phone hidden in her stepfather's desk, she begins searching for clues about what might have led her sister, Jen, ...more
This book looked to have everything I could have ever wanted, even down to the blood spatter on the cover. Sadly, I’m wondering if 2.5 stars is too high.
I think I liked Monica. She’s got a lot of things going on and I could understand why she was doing they things she did. I mean, not all of them, of course. There were a lot a lot of characters here, but the only one I really liked was Ginny.
Plot wise, I was intrigued. I was hoping there would be more tension, but the slow reveals were ...more