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
The Cheerleaders is a tense, emotion fuelled read, with a classically twisted mystery at the heart of it, some wonderfully immersive writing and a hugely engaging main protagonist.
Monica struggles still with the loss of her sister 5 years ago to suicide. Prior to that Jen herself had lost 4 friend’s in quick succession- coincidence or something more sinister? After discovering a few things that don’t make sense within the story she’s been told, Monica decides to find out for herself..
The Cheerl ...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
(originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com )
I want to extend a special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book.
I am so, so pleased that the YA Thriller community has someone like Kara Thomas repping it these days. As you all know I’ve had a harder time with YA thrillers in the past, if only because they either aren’t gritty enough, don’t have enough interesting characters, or have predictable and spoon fed mysteries for their audience. While I understand that sometimes ...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
This is a thrilling YA masterpiece. I could not wait to get to the end to see how it all resolves - it was finished within 24 hours. In fact, it was finished in more like 6 straight hours of refusing to leave my bed on a Saturday. The thrill is a slow burn; it feels natural without feeling forced or fake. It seems realistic - like this could actually happen in any small town. The high school scenes are relatable as well; all too often I read stories set in high school that don't involve characte ...more
HOLY CRAP. this was so good. so freaking good. i've heard so many good things about kara thomas and her books and this lived up to all that praise. the pacing was excellent and the reveals were so GOOD. ugh i can't wait to read more from her.
*arc provided by delacorte press from yallwest 2018*
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