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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review: The Babysitter Murders

Title: The Babysitter Murders
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Janet Ruth Young
Publisher: Atheneum
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Book: Galleygrab

"Everyone has weird thoughts sometimes. But for seventeen-year-old Dani Solomon, strange thoughts have taken over her life. She loves Alex, the little boy she babysits, more than anything. But one day, she has a vision of murdering him that's so gruesome, she can't get it out of her mind. In fact, Dani's convinced that she really will kill Alex. She confesses the thoughts to keep him safe, setting off a media frenzy that makes "Dani Death" the target of an extremist vigilante group. Through the help of an uncoventional psychiatrist, Dani begins to heal her broken mind. But will it be too late? The people of her community want justice . . . and Dani's learning that some thoughts are better left unsaid."

For me, as I started this book, it was real easy to fall into the story line. We have a teenage girl, who is overwhelmed by a lot of things. So much so, that she starts to over think things and her thoughts. Dani, has bad thought just like everyone. But these thoughts scare her so much that she just freaked herself out.

 It is hard for me to write this review cause I am not sure how to get the right words to describe this book. The story line of this book is simple yet filling. The reader sees Dani the main character deal with her thoughts. I like that Dani took the steps necessary to help her in whatever way possible. She knew her thoughts were wrong, so did she what she thought best.

The best part about this book are the towns people. They overreacted way tooo much! I'm all for being protective of your kids but if there was no harm done, why react that way. They acted like a mobbed just waiting to get their chance at Dani. Even her friends I was shocked with that they acted. We've all have dirty thoughts we can't control. So I was angry that the people reacted so harshly instead of helping they made it worse.

I like this book cause of the great psychological thrillers. It really give a great descriptions of what goes on inside of ones mind and how it explodes once let out.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Wow that cover seems really misleading! I see this happy picture and then read the title an synopsis and it's like whoa, not the same feeling at all:) This sounds like such an interesting read, I can tell I'll get made at the people in her town, but I'm really curious to see how everything turns out!

  2. This thriller sounds so interesting! I'm with Jenny... that cover is misleading! I was expecting a light YA. lol Thanks so much for putting this one on my radar. I don't think I would have picked it up thinking it was something else despite the title. Brilly review!

  3. I thought about requesting this one, but I wasn't sure it would love up to being a psycho. thriller. Glad to see it did for you! Great review :)

  4. I've been seeing a lot of internet buzz about this one and ditto that the psychological thriller aspect fascinates me when written right. I'm definitely adding this one to my TBR pile!


  5. I agree with Jenny the cover is very misleading. It sounds like this book is a lot darker than it looks. Great review :)


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