Sunday, 6 May 2012

Review: Wish you were dead by Todd Strasser


I’ll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list. You can’t believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I’m some disgusting bug or vermin. Does she really think I WANT to be this way? I hate you, Lucy. I really hate you. You are my #1 pick. I wish you were dead.

The day after anonymous blogger Str-S-d wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes. The students of Soundview High are scared and worried. Especially frightened and wracked with guilt is Madison Archer, Lucy’s friend and the last person to see her the night she disappeared.

As days pass with no sign of the missing girl, even the attention of Tyler, an attractive new student, is not enough to distract Madison from her growing sense of foreboding. When two more popular students disappear after their names are mentioned on Str-S-d’s blog, the residents of Soundview panic.

Meanwhile, Madison receives anonymous notes warning that she could be next. Desperate to solve the mystery before anyone else disappears, Madison turns to Tyler, but can she trust him when it becomes clear that he knows more than he’s sharing?

I love this book! There is alot of unexpected twists but you can still follow it easily.

Todd Strasser is steadily becoming one of my favourite writers simply for the fact that he can write amazing books that keep me thinking about it for ages after I finished reading it!

 I read another book by Strasser called 'Blood on my Hands' and I loved it so I had high expectations for this book! It did deliver but it wasn't as good as I was expecting it to be but it was still good.

The story is told through the eyes of Madison, a popular nice girl, who is wrecked by feelings of guilt. She was the last person to see Lucy before she disappeared and she won't let herself forget it. 

Strasser has a very intriguing writing style that keeps you captivated. I found myself getting tingles up my spine and my hair standing up..during the day! You know a book is good when you get creeped out during the day! 

There was one HUGE shock for me in the book that I was so NOT expecting! I really loved the twist in it!

If you haven't read a book by Todd Stasser you don't know what you are missing!


  1. I've never heard of this book before. It seems really good so I'll have to check it out sometime soon!

    Megan and I would love to do a guest review. Can you please email us with details?
    Thanks :)

  2. I have only read one Todd Strasser book wayyyyy back when - Angel Dust Blues and really liked it. This one, Wish You Were Dead sounds riveting. I will definitely have to check it out :-)

  3. Also, just a heads up, your captcha/word verification is on. Not sure if you knew that or not.


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