It ju When Kerry Williamson starts sophomore year, she's a loner. Only weeks after the accident, Kerry receives a text from on the girls: We're all three here at my aunt's in the city. They sort of include her. Kerry gets a text from Tonya and suddenly, she doesn't know what to believe, or what she should do. Then the second half, picked up almost out of nowhere. Kerry's a sophomore at Pondfield High School. The way that she is described as looking, she is the beautiful one in the group even though everyone immediately notices Tanya.
You may find something that catches your attention. She's more than willing to do anything to be included but what if a car crash has them reaching out to her from the grave? Then all kinds of weird happens and they are still mean and using Kerry after they have died. Kerry thinks doing bad things is like an initiation to the group. Kerry is chosen by the coolest clique in school and so she thinks life has finally begun. I liked the whole ghost story aspect to the story. It was withered and worse.
The story never grabs you as a reader, and you never have any attachment to the characters. One day at school Kerry gets a call from Tanya, but she doesn't answer in time. It was published by Dial and has a total of 208 pages in the book. There are female writers under the age of forty getting things like that wrong, but Peck pulls it off brilliantly. The 'mean girls' are delectably cruel and Kerry is the shy shrinking violet who longs for nothing else than to be important - to belong - to them. I feel that the only reason I managed to read it in a day was due to the size since some of the sections were a bit dull. One day Kerry receives a text from Tanya, one of the dead girls, telling her to meet them in New York.
When the ending comes - kind of anti-climatic, considering Tonya just said Kerry was feeding them her life to keep them alive. Et voila I just wrote a book!!! Actually, emphasis on the terrifying—especially after Tanya, Mackenzie, and Natalie die in a horrible car crash … then return to take care of some high school-style unfinished business. I thought the author did a wonderful job telling the story from the perspective of a teenage girl who is trying to belong in an environment where only the beautiful survive. It has slightly purple prose, but honestly that's the only thing that is redeemable about it. She is delighted to be befriended at lunch by Tanya, and Natalie seniors and Makenzie junior, English.
It was way too close to the end of the story before you found out what was going on and the major problem with this is the way it was revealed. He even gets the fashion, hair, and make up right. From a technical standpoint, there is basically no plot, no character development, and no pacing. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. I didn't actually like many of the characters but my dislikes worked for the story.
How can Kerry be recieving texts from Tanya if she is supposed to be dead? An accident Kerry should have been in as well, then a couple of days later Kerry gets a text from Tanya telling her to meet the girls at her aunt's house. Then the unthinkable happens: Tanya, Natalie, and Makenzie are killed when they wrap their car around an apple tree. Richard Peck used to be one of my favorite authors when I was a kid - maybe I should revisit those books. But then it seems all over when her three friends are killed in a shocking car accident. Why was she so desperate to be around these girls at any cost when they said such horrible things to her all the time?! Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Three Quarters Dead.
It was very flat and didn't do a good job of fully explaining what was going on. It built up to this ending which I thought something super major would happen but it resolved itself in like three or four pages so I was a little disappointed. But when the popular girls choose Kerry as the newest member of their ultra-exclusive clique, she thinks her troubles are finally finished. And the discussions among the girls about where they want to spend their time and recognizing that even running for prom queen takes time. And, I have to admit that it was a bit creepy at times. They order food, dress in Aunt Lily's amazing old fashioned dressing room and go out to party. It wasn't scary, which is good, because I hate scary.
Tanya hears rumor of a procedure Alyssa had done. But when the three coolest girls in school sweep Kerry off her feet into a world she never knew could exist for her, she scrambles to keep up. Look like you live it. Exhilarating, terrifying suspense is crossed with a thought-provoking examination of peer pressure in Richard Peck's return to his contemporary teen- and ghost-story roots. .
Spence is a senior and has been labeled ''the hottest guy'' in school. She didn't take people's feelings into consideration. Only weeks after the accident, Kerry receives a text from one of the girls: We're all 3 here at my aunt's in the city. Okay, this book was something I didn't expect. Kerry finds herself in a slump - feeling three quarters dead if you must.