Monday, July 18, 2011

The Babysitter Murders by Janet Ruth Young

Source: Teen Book Scene blog tour
Everyone has weird thoughts sometimes. But for seventeen-year-old Dani Solomon, strange thoughts have taken over her life. She loves Alex, the little boy she babysits, more than anything. But one day, she has a vision of murdering him that's so gruesome, she can't get it out of her mind. In fact, Dani's convinced that she really will kill Alex. She confesses the thoughts to keep him safe, setting off a media frenzy that makes "Dani Death" the target of an extremist vigilante group.
Through the help of an uncoventional psychiatrist, Dani begins to heal her broken mind. But will it be too late? The people of her community want justice . . . and Dani's learning that some thoughts are better left unsaid.

The Babysitter Murders is unlike any book that I have read. It focused on a part of psychology that I didn't know about much before reading this book. I found that to be fascinating and very unique. Dani was a strong character, who is unsure who she is and what she wants. She also has these thoughts that she would do anything to be without them. I also liked how it showed that people overlook when someone is asking for help at times. The plot of The Babysitter Murders was exciting and kept me guessing on what would happen next. The story had many layers of complexity within the plot and subplot that made me want to learn more about the characters. Young's debut was thrilling, unique, and one of a kind. I can't wait for her next book. I recommend this to someone that wants an exciting and unique book unlike anything that I have read in YA fiction.

1 comment:

  1. The bit about psychology is what threw me off with this one...but I'm glad you enjoyed it! It does sound quite unique.


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