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Wednesday, 27 May 2015
(BOOK) Atlanta Burns - Chuck Wendig
You don’t mess with Atlanta Burns. Everyone knows that. And that’s kinda how she likes it—until the day Atlanta is drawn into a battle against two groups of bullies and saves a pair of new, unexpected friends. But actions have consequences, and when another teen turns up dead—by an apparent suicide—Atlanta knows foul play is involved. And worse: she knows it’s her fault. You go poking rattlesnakes, maybe you get bit. Afraid of stirring up the snakes further by investigating, Atlanta turns her focus to the killing of a neighborhood dog. All paths lead to a rural dogfighting ring, and once more Atlanta finds herself face-to-face with bullies of the worst sort. Atlanta cannot abide letting bad men do awful things to those who don’t deserve it. So she sets out to unleash her own brand of teenage justice. Will Atlanta triumph? Or is fighting back just asking for a face full of bad news?
Date Reviewed: 2/10/15
Should You Read This: YES, RIGHT NOW!
Age Range: 15+
With Atlanta Burns, Chuck Wendig creates and introduces the world's most kick-bum girl power character around. I tip my imaginary top hat to you Chuck, with a conspiratorial wink. Truly top rollicking work! As soon as I started this book, I set aside Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson and read nothing but Atlanta Burns for a few days. Atlanta Burns shoots half asleep readers awake and kicks aside the namby-pamby girly-whirly-booby ditzy characters I loathe. Thank you, Atlanta! If I didn't want to be Atlanta so much we would definitely be best mates :) This book will not only appeal to female readers but also boys and people of all ages. Splendid writing, top characters, wickedly action packed plot: what's more to ask? The second book? Hint hint Chuck. I beg of you! From beginning to end you'll want more, I know I do. To the people who didn't like this book: Atlanta doesn't give a rat's left foot and neither do I.
*This isn't the first book that I've won through goodreads first-reads but it's the first one that I've really adored!*