Book Talk

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“That’s the pathetic thing about high school. Everyone tries so hard to be something they aren’t. It’s gotten so I don’t know who I am, so how can I even try to be who I am, much less who I’m not?
My problem is that I don’t even fit in with the misfits.
I don’t fit anywhere.”
― Katie Alender, Bad Girls Don’t Die

My book talk was about a book called Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender. I chose this book to present to the class because it is my favorite type of genre to read. I enjoy scary/ paranormal stories and have not read one in a while. I presented all the key elements of the book for instance, themes, plot, and what a teen would take away from reading it. This assignment allowed me to have a choice in what I wanted to read, aside from the genre readings for the course. It is rare when a teacher gives you the freedom to decide on a book to read but should happen more often. What makes reading fun is having really interesting books to YOU and not the teacher. I finished the book in one day and felt like I escaped into the story. This was my favorite assignment by far.

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The book is about a girl named Alexis who is having problems at home with her parents never around and always working. She gets bullied at school by the cheerleaders. She has a little sister who is acting strange like, forgetting spans of time and her eyes changing colors. Also, her little sister has a creepy obsession with dolls that seems to have got worse. Although , Alexis is dealing with all of that trouble, she ends up meeting a nice guy who she really likes but cannot tell him all the weird things happening in her life.

  • A supernatural thriller for YAL
  • Series of three- each following the character Alexis
  • The character Alexis is anti-social and gets bullied
  • 1st novel Katie Alender wrote
  • 7th grade and up
  • Identity theme- Alexis is discovering how to let people in her life and also her family

Book Trailer created by Katie Alender

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