Thursday, October 4, 2012

Review ~ League of Strays by L.B. Schulman

This suspenseful debut follows a group of teenage misfits in their delicious quest for revenge on those who have wronged them at their high school. When a mysterious note appears in Charlotte’s mailbox inviting her to join the League of Strays, she’s hopeful it will lead to making friends. What she discovers is a motley crew of loners and an alluring, manipulative ringleader named Kade. Kade convinces the group that they need one another both for friendship and to get back at the classmates and teachers who have betrayed them. But Kade has a bigger agenda. In addition to vandalizing their school and causing fights between other students, Kade’s real intention is a dangerous plot that will threaten lives and force Charlotte to choose between her loyalty to the League and her own conscience.

My Review
I loved the synopsis for this book. I was ready for a roller coaster ride. This is one of those books, that just didn't do it for me. I didn't connect with the characters. I feel I needed more back story from Charlotte. Kade was an okay villain but the book was predictable. The way everyone jumped on the wagon, was a little much for me. They didn't fight with themselves enough. Is this right, wrong, should we be doing this? There was little inner struggle then they just went with it. 

Apparently, I have been in a bubble under a rock somewhere, as this book seems to be in the midst of a controversy on Good Reads. I had no clue about it until now. I don't think this book is gay bashing by any means. This book is about bullying and speaks of all aspects of bullying. From teachers bullying students, parents bullying kids and others bullying someone because they are gay. The premise is great, but it wasn't a book that held my attention.

Not My Kind of Book!


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