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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (427 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Peck Narrator: Ariadne Meyers Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780307745828
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Kerry thinks life has finally begun when she is noticed by the three coolest girls in the school. For once she’s in on the jokes and sitting at the right table, and she is willing to do whatever it takes to be part of their clique.

But how much will it take? And after her life with the popular crowd starts to feel as cruel as death, what will she decide to do about it?

Chilling, this is a new kind of ghost story—one that’s as terrifying as today’s headlines. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jillian Kuhns | 2/10/2014

    " I think I'd have liked it a lot more in 6th grade..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sadie | 1/28/2014

    " Try to keep up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 1/23/2014

    " This book didn't really make any sense. The writing was odd and jolted, and before I even understood what was going on, we suddenly jumped forward six months after a car accident. I kept going because it was weirdly readable, and because it was so short. I had grabbed this off the library shelf based on nothing but the title and cover and I certainly didn't HATE it - just didn't really like it. There were a lot of unanswered questions at the end, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin Pierce | 1/21/2014

    " Good creepy ghost story but not nearly as good as his other novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Delaine Youngblood | 1/14/2014

    " Carrie, an insecure Shophomore at one of the top high schools in the nation becomes enthralled by senior Tanya and her two friends. Tanya is in control at all times. She is rarely involved in high school activities and tries not to know everyone but keeps her lines of communications open because you "never know when you might need" someone. Surprisingly Tanya singles out Carrie to sit with her group at lunch. Carrie soon lives for lunch, which seems to go on and on. Though not totally accepted, Carrie is occassionally asked to go to some of Tanya's activities including a Halloween night in which they deliver Halloween Hottie prizes to some guys and a strange package to a girl whom Tanya obviously dislikes. Everything seems fine until Tanya and her two fiends are killed in a car crash. Tanya was on the phone to Carrie asking Carrie to meet them when the car Tanya is driving runs into a tree. Carrie does not know how she will live with her only three friends gone until she receives a text from Tanya telling her to meet the three of them secretly. Richard Peck adeptly describes how an often unwitting follower can so easily give in to leaders. Questions explored are how far would you go to be a part of a group, how much easier it is just to follow directions, and how hard it is to make your own decision. As always with Peck's novels, all questions are not answered even in the end. All in all this is a twist on the ghost story that begs readers to look at themselves and how they treat others. Spoiler Alert: Below is additional information only for those who have read the novel or who do not care if I give away any secrets. Tanya has the uncanny ability to get what she wants. She just wants it more than most people. She can stop time until she wants it to continue. She appears to be kind to some people when in fact she is always gathering information, learning what makes them tick, and then keeping that information until she needs to use it or the people themselves. She didn't want to die herself, and she needed the other two girls to rule. She needs Carrie now because Carrie can get and do things for her that a supposedly dead person cannot get and do. Carrie refuses to see until the end that she has been used. She must finally make a decision that will save her life and the life of another. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carole Denise Dixon | 1/4/2014

    " Made me wonder why I used to love Richard Peck's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 12/17/2013

    " I was not that thrilled at the beginning of this book, but by the halfway part I couldn't put it down. I'm not a huge fan of scary ghost stories, but this one had just the right amount of creepiness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryce | 12/14/2013

    " Richard Peck sure knows how to capture a voice. In this case, the voice isn't one that's very captivating to me. . . Having said that, I thought it was a pretty good ghost story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 11/5/2013

    " Though this icky tale of the dead returned has some suprises, it doesn't really go anywhere worth taking a journey readers have probably taken before. Perfectly adequate for rabid consumers of supernatural teen novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 10/6/2013

    " I just finished the galley I got at Book Expo. It's not the Richard Peck I have come to adore but I am sure I will find plenty of eager readers at my library for this contemporary, chick-lit, horror story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mara | 6/3/2013

    " A quick paranormal read. I would've liked to have seen more interaction between Kerry and the girls, but Peck's writing was -- as always-- stellar and the story was interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winnie Chen | 5/21/2013

    " This is a really good story... I like the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mercy | 2/21/2013

    " 3-1/2 if I could. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raymond Bial | 10/17/2012

    " This is an excellent novel, but Richard Peck is at his finest with humorous, whimsical nostalgic novels, which are brilliant and a delight to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aden | 7/27/2012

    " Its a Fabulous book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/21/2012

    " Blah...was an interesting idea, but didn't turn out that way. It was not that good and boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordyn | 3/20/2012

    " Different but blah. I felt there needed to be another 100 pages through the book because the author failed to explain half of what was going on. Plus I didn't like any of the characters, hard to like a book when you don't care what happens to anyone in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ally | 3/15/2012

    " Wasn't great, wasn't horrible. eh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacy | 10/15/2011

    " Well, I read this book in two days, so I consider it pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy Blackler | 9/7/2011

    " Fans of Nancy Holder's Possession Series will enjoy Peck's eerie tale of mean girls, secrets, and what girls will do to be popular. A chilling tale of one girl's attempt to survive the wickedness that can be high school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winnie | 5/20/2011

    " This is a really good story... I like the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elsa | 4/20/2011

    " The only thing I'll give this one is that Richard Peck is a better writer than Amanda Hocking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 3/28/2011

    " Sorry Mr. Peck, I hate to do it, but this was not one of your best novels. Thankfully it was better than than the cover (which only deserved 1 star), but I won't be recommending it to friends. Or really anyone. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lee Anne | 3/14/2011

    " Disappointing. Not what I've come to expect from Richard Peck. The main character was so shallow that she was almost not even there. That might have been intentional, but the rest of the book isn't strong enough to hold up the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aden | 2/13/2011

    " Its a Fabulous book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 H.s. | 2/8/2011

    " Well written, a one time book. Hard to love the main character, but I think she must be like many teens. I especially liked that there was a moral to the story and a definite ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordyn | 1/23/2011

    " Different but blah. I felt there needed to be another 100 pages through the book because the author failed to explain half of what was going on. Plus I didn't like any of the characters, hard to like a book when you don't care what happens to anyone in it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mina | 1/12/2011

    " The popular girls in school finally let Kerry into their "cool group." They are annoying and mean. When they are killed in a car accident, Kerry is upset. Then, she gets a text message from one of the dead girls... "

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