Thursday, February 14, 2013
Megan Abbott, DARE ME
Take cheerleaders, cell phones with cameras, a narcissistically troubled coach, a good looking Army recruiter, and a gun. Mix. I knew Megan years ago in grad school, and read one of her previous noir novels. This is a departure, and a daring, scary one (maybe partly because I have a 12-year-old daughter?). She has some beautiful turns of phrase: "we are all pretty drunk, Coach maybe even a little bit, that bloom to her face and her tongue slipping around words ..." "His year in Afghanistan [was] nothing like the dark hole her loss drilled into him." Definitely worth a read.