*Review* Ten – Gretchen McNeil

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Gretchen McNeil

294 pages

ISBN: 9780062118783

Read 11-1-12

Format: Hardcover

Source: Library

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Three-day weekend. Party at White Rock House on Henry Island.
You do NOT want to miss it.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

I hadn’t read a good murder mystery in a while, so I was very happy when I fianlly got my hands on Ten.  I saw the book trailer and it was one of the most thrilling book trailers I had ever seen, so I knew this was a definite read for me.  This book had a great dreadful, gloomy feel to it right from the start and the rainy island setting was perfect.

It wasn’t scary for me at all, but it was wonderfully suspenseful as you started to uncover clues and wonder who was going to be next.  I was majorly analyzing everybody as I read trying to figure out who the killer was going to be and I am really good at figuring out endings (I even had a few quite twisted scenarios in my head for how it could end), but it still came as a surprise for me, which really pleased me.

I liked Meg.  She was a very logical kind of person and loyal to her friend Minnie (even though I never thought Minnie deserved it), and very strong for everything she had to go through.  Minnie was one of my least favorite characters.  She was selfish and very attention seeking, and I’m not quite sure how she was Meg’s best friend.  I liked T.J.; he seemed like a great guy, very nice and helpful.  Not all of these teen are what they seem!  I also liked how short the chapters were and it made the book fly by.  This was a great book that kept me guessing and was an excellent Halloween suspense.

Great twist, fast read, exciting, annoying best friend.

4.5 bookmark

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Filed under 4.5 Stars, Fiction, Mystery, Review, Suspense, Young Adult

One response to “*Review* Ten – Gretchen McNeil

  1. Thanks for sharing your review. I am looking forward to reading this soon. The description reminds me of my middle/high school days as a fan of Christopher Pike, RL Stine, etc..

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