Teen Scream Movie Queen Sharlene Gallagher was the biggest thing to happen to Primrose, Texas...until she died. Now she's back as a guardian angel on a mission: solve murders before they happen. Her murder is first on the list. If she doesn't succeed, her charge will die. If she does, she'll find her way onto The Guardian.
So it's back to Primrose and Primrose High School where Sharlene works to save her charge's life and learn the ins and outs of Guardian business. Turns out that business is a little more than solving crime. It's more like saving the world.
Makeovers, murder, and mayhem. What more could a girl want?
High school's never been easy; now it just might be murder.
Dead Girl Walking, The Guardian Book 1 by Mary Beth Lee starts the Sharlene Gallagher mystery series, a series enjoyed by people of all ages.
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If you're a big YA fan you'll like this
I neither liked nor disliked this book, so saying if it was time well-spent or not is a little tricky for me. I don't feel like I wasted six hours of my life, so that's good, right? One thing about this book that I liked was that it's easy to listen to while doing other things. It's light "reading," so to speak, so even if you didn't like it you haven't spent all your energy trying to pay attention to it.
Ok. So. I am not a fan of the YA writing style (first person, present tense. I HATE present tense in books), so I would have changed all of that. That's just my personal preference; I'm sure there's tons of people out there that wouldn't be bothered by it. It was also a bit cliche in places. I would have taken out the love triangle; it added nothing to the story (also, is it some sort of requirement now that all YA novels have to have a love triangle? It's getting old). In fact, I don't think the story would have suffered at all if the character of Jon was omitted entirely, because he did absolutely nothing but sit there and look pretty. At least Andrew actually helped with the murder investigation a little.It wasn't a bad book; it IS entertaining. It's no great piece of literature, but I have no doubt it could become very popular.
All I've heard are a couple samples from other books she has narrated, and she seems like a really good narrator. All her voices for the characters fit them perfectly, and she's really good at portraying the emotions in the characters' voices. I think she did an especially good job at Sharlene's voice; she brought something to the character that probably wouldn't have come across if I had read it myself. I am looking forward to listening to other books narrated by her.
I probably wouldn't pay to see it, but if someone brought the dvd over or something I would watch it out of curiosity.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Dead Girl Walkibg review
High among my favorites, I actually enjoyed this one.
None. It's in a class by itself.
Naturally the main character Addison.
Who killed teen scream queen Charlene Gallagher?
Great opening, and a fantastic audiobook.
- Mark Mackey