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Thursday, March 15, 2012 | By: Traci

Review: Hickey of the Beast by Isabel Kunkle (ARC)

Hickey of the BeastHickey of the Beast by Isabel Kunkle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I would love to give this book a rating of 3.5 out of 5 instead of just a three. Sadly, we don't have that ability.

Anyway, I admit, I think the title of this book is really, really cheesy. However, the title really makes sense and is a perfectly fitting title for the book, so it's pretty easy to look past that really. Even if it is a little cheesy.

We follow Connie, daughter of a boarding school headmistress and a few of her friends on campus. Connie is writing a very, long letter to her friend about the events that she experienced during her first year of high school. The story is told from Connie's view and is told in a very conversational type of way. It can be a bit hard to read at times. Sometimes I felt like there were way too many details or that Connie just lost herself and went off on another tangent. Of course, that is how some people are. I just didn't like it and felt that it really prolonged this story too much.

However, I felt a major strong point here was, how the girls came to the conclusion about the mysterious events that were occurring on campus. They were very methodological about it. They tried not to jump to conclusions but Connie really did come up with the right thing at the right time. It really came down to her being the one meant to solve the mysterious events. And, true to paranormal belief, things didn't come across as cheesy or boring. The story progressed at a nice pace (once we got past some of Connie's rambling).

However, another big disappointment is, I had long figured out the person responsible. Two events stuck out in my mind which made me question where things were going well before we delved deeper into the story and the strange things that were occurring. It didn't make things shocking when things were finally revealed.

View all my reviews Thanks to LibraryThing for allowing me to review this book.


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