Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Review: The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

Expected Publication: June 11, 2013

Publisher: Macmillian/Henry Holt & Co. (BYR)

“Take her out back and finish her off.”

She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.

And that she must run.

In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive.


Imagine waking up in a cabin in the middle of nowhere with no recollection of who or where you after. And on top of that hearing a man tell someone to finish you off outside. That is what happens to Cady, the main character in The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die. Talk about scary…

She has no memory of what happened to her before she woke up in the cabin. All she knows is that there are men trying to kill her. When she attempts different tasks like fighting the man who is leading her to her death or driving a car, the movements come natural to her, like she has done then a hundred times before. Sometimes her she gets random bursts of memory, but nothing significant enough to know what happened previously.

After she surprisingly and bravely escapes her captor, she flees in his SUV and ends up at a McDonalds where she meets Ty. Ty has a little bit of a mysterious past himself. He is in high school and lives basically on his own in an apartment with a roommate Jeremy. After the men who are after Cady come looking for her, Ty decides that there might be some truth to her story and decides to help her. From there it is a race to find out what is going on before the men in the suits or the police catch up to them first. It takes little to no time for the bad guys to start hunting her down.

From the onset, the story grabbed my attention. The more I read, the more my interest was piqued and I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next, who the really girl is, and what happened to her and her missing family. This is the first book by April Henry that I have read, but I look forward to reading more.   

Rating: 4 out of 5.

**I received this book on behalf of Macmillian / Henry Holt & Co. (BYR) in exchange for nothing, but my honest opinion. Thank you.**


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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an awesome book. I already have it on my TBR pile but thanks to your review I am reminded that it comes out this coming week. Thanks!

    Kay @ It's a Book Life