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The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
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The Cheerleaders (original 2018; edition 2019)

by Kara Thomas (Author)

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"Sharp, brilliantly plotted, and totally engrossing."--KAREN M. MCMANUS, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying "A crafty, dark, and disturbing story."--KATHLEEN GLASGOW, New York Times bestselling author of Girl In Pieces "A little bit Riverdale and a little bit Veronica Mars."--RILEY SAGER, bestselling author of Final Girls A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee From the author of The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters comes an all-new edge-of-your-seat thriller set in upstate New York about an eerie sequence of seemingly unrelated events that leaves five cheerleaders dead. There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook. First there was the car accident--two girls dead after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know his reasons. Monica's sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they'd lost. That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it's not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica's world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad's desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn't over. Some people in town know more than they're saying. And somehow, Monica is at the center of it all. There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn't mean anyone else is safe. More Praise for Kara Thomas: "Gripping from start to finish . . . with twists that left me shocked."--VICTORIA AVEYARD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen "You'll be up all night tearing through the pages."--BUSTLE "This deliciously deceptive thriller...is a must-have."--SLJ… (more)
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Fantastic. This book had a perfectly engaging plotline and a rich cast of feminine characters. No major CWs. ( )
  emmy_of_spines | Sep 8, 2022 |
*4.5

Definitely a interesting one, but not my favorite thriller ever, and definitely some triggering things in here that you need to look up before reading ( )
  Susz13 | Jul 18, 2022 |
After five cheerleaders die in mysterious circumstances, the cases are closed until five years later when Monica, one of the dead girls' sisters, decides to investigate. This is apparently based on something that happened in Dryden, NY in the 1990s.
I don't read that many thrillers but I really like the ones where I can't see what's going to happen or there's a big twist. Unfortunately, this was a story where I could foresee the ending (and I don't know anything about the events it's based on). It's an okay read, but nothing great with a lot of teenage angst. ( )
  N.W.Moors | May 9, 2022 |
DNF. A book that suffers from tell-itis and I do not have the patience for badly done narratives. The writing is wooden and does not compel me to finish such a convoluted tale. ( )
  fionaanne | Nov 11, 2021 |
Not quite what I expected. It definitely gave me Pretty Little Liars vibes (the inappropriate relationship, the fact that somehow everyone in town has something to do with the mystery, etc.), but that's not the worst thing.

I appreciate that the abortion was dealt with very matter of factly and with no moralizing - Monica was certain what she wanted, she did it with her mother's approval, and that was that. It was refreshing and realistic.

The actual mystery was not bad. It stretches belief a little that everyone would have such crystal clear memories of five years ago, but the fact that they're centered on unusual murders would make a certain kind of sense. The subplot with Ethan and the list was generally useless, however; it didn't really go anywhere or add anything. ( )
  Elna_McIntosh | Sep 29, 2021 |
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This house was made for someone without a soul.
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"Sharp, brilliantly plotted, and totally engrossing."--KAREN M. MCMANUS, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying "A crafty, dark, and disturbing story."--KATHLEEN GLASGOW, New York Times bestselling author of Girl In Pieces "A little bit Riverdale and a little bit Veronica Mars."--RILEY SAGER, bestselling author of Final Girls A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee From the author of The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters comes an all-new edge-of-your-seat thriller set in upstate New York about an eerie sequence of seemingly unrelated events that leaves five cheerleaders dead. There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook. First there was the car accident--two girls dead after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know his reasons. Monica's sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they'd lost. That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it's not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica's world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad's desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn't over. Some people in town know more than they're saying. And somehow, Monica is at the center of it all. There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn't mean anyone else is safe. More Praise for Kara Thomas: "Gripping from start to finish . . . with twists that left me shocked."--VICTORIA AVEYARD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen "You'll be up all night tearing through the pages."--BUSTLE "This deliciously deceptive thriller...is a must-have."--SLJ

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