Alexis thought she led a typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional
like her parents' marriage; her doll-crazy twelve-year-old siste ...more Alexis thought she led a
typically dysfunctional high school existence. Dysfunctional like her parents' marriage; her doll-
crazy twelve-year-old sister, Kasey; and even her own anti-social, anti-cheerleader attitude.
When a family fight results in some tearful sisterly bonding, Alexis realizes that her life is
creeping from dysfunction into danger. Kasey is acting stranger than ever: her blue eyes go green
sometimes; she uses old-fashioned language; and she even loses track of chunks of time, claiming
to know nothing about her strange behavior. Their old house is changing, too. Doors open and
air conditioner turns the house cold enough to see their breath in.
Alexis wants to think that it's all in her head, but soon, what she liked to think of as silly parlor tricks
are becoming life-threatening--to her, her family, and to her budding relationship with the class president. Alexis
knows she's the only person who can stop Kasey -- but what if that green-eyed girl isn't even Kasey anymore?
Snarky, engaging, and downright creepy, Bad Girls Don't Die is one stellar debut novel; Author has
created one of the most engrossing and consuming novels of the year. The witty, casual tone of the
novel, told from Alexis's point of view initially hooks readers, but it is the darker undertones concealed
by Kasey's sweet face and her "innocent" doll collection that really ensnares readers and makes Bad
Girls Don't Die such an unpredictable and tantalizing read. Alexis is a wonderfully dynamic character
—she is strong and opinionated and learns how to deal with her issues in a mature manner, but along
the way she also learns to recognize similar qualities in those she previously judged, making her likable
without being cliché. Though the haunted house and possession stories have been