Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan
Crazy Dangerous is one of those marketed to young adult books that I enjoyed.
The story is told in first person by Sam Hopkins, a preacher's kid. Sam's story is that he got mixed up with some thugs from his high school, befriended a crazy girl, and learned about impending disaster in time to save the whole town. It's packed with action and a thrill of a ride.
I wasn't sure I was going to like this one. It was awfully dark to be a young adult book. With lots of talk of demons and dark prophecies, I had pretty much decided I wouldn't let my young adults read it. But, there was lots of edge of your seat action and adventure- enough to keep reading to finish the book in one night. And, even though, the book was quite dark, there were lots of good lessons and conversation points for young adults here.
The characters were well developed and interesting. The story line was intriguing and catching. The action was non-stop. It was an easy read for me and would probably be just the speed for a young adult. Besides my slight caution about the dark feel of the book, there isn't much negative to say about this one.
I give it a strong 4 stars and a PG-13 rating for some dark subject matter.
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.