Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Crazy Dangerous

I have been a fan of Andrew Klaven's books not because I like to read them but because my son likes to read them.  It is hard to find decent books for a teenage boy.  It is a small market and not many authors can delve into the mind of an adolescent boy like Andrew Klavan.

This book, told from the first person perspective of Sam Hopkins, is suspenseful, dramatic, and a bit spooky.  There is an element of evil which can be scary, but there was a reason for it.  The main character is struggling to do good in the face of evil.  However, he has to break a few rules to overcome the forces of evil.  It makes you wonder if the ends justify the means.

The plot moves quickly and characters are developed as the plot develops.  The story is not predictable and had me reading quickly to find out what happens next.

Thomas Nelson provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for my review which I freely give.


  1. So funny, yesterday as I was posting the review I thought about you . . . I've been so busy lately I haven't stopped by to say a simple "hello!" I was wondering if you had requested The River as well. I should have known, like you said, there is definitely a pattern with Andy Andrews. I am definitely NOT a fan at all. As I said, I REALLY wanted to LOVE the book. That being said, I'm now reading Max Lucado's new book "Grace." WOW it's awesome!

    Hope you are doing well sister! Sorry I haven't been by more often!
    Blessings to you!!

  2. I am waiting for my copy of "Grace" to arrive. Now you have me excited to start reading it! Mail seems to be slow lately, and I am not getting books as fast as I can read them. I spend more time waiting than reading. Oh well. I am glad for the good books even if I have to read a few not so good ones.