Mar 22, 2012

Early Reader Review: Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett

Scarlett DeddScarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett
Available: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Random House, Delacorte BFYR

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Background: Scarlett Dedd is a teenage girl outcast; she lives in a creepy house, is very pale, and is made fun of for looking dead and being a Dedd. The issue is…now she is dead; she only meant to make herself sick, but instead killed herself and her entire family. What a bummer to be dead but still have parents around to tell you what you can and cannot do, and your annoying brother still lurking about.

Review: This is a very interesting read. I like the concept and it is very well written. You get chapters from Scarlett’s point of view and from her friends’ point of views, which makes it fascinating to read. Along with the different people telling the story, you also get some extra tidbits from Scarlett as she chats online or updates her blog, and there are pictures too… so much fun.

I must say that this read took a little while for me to get into, not really for any particular reason, it was just a little slow at first, and from the cover I was expecting more of a graphic novel type style, which it is not.

If you like graphic novels, I think this book will work for you. Since there are so many different characters and outlets for Scarlett, it seems a little graphic novel-ish…If you like angst-ridden teens, this is DEFINITELY for you, Scarlett is a little down about her new situation, esp. that her parents won’t let her do anything. Being a ghost is no fun when you can’t mess with people, or spook your best friends. But what if you killed them...?

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