Saturday, August 25, 2012

Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan

Sam Hopkins is a preacher’s kid in a small town.  Mostly, he’s a good kid who feels like he’s invisible to those around him.  His parents are busy and ignore him, his brother is trying to choose a college and busy with homework and Sam is avoided at school because he’s a PK.  When Sam is challenged by the a group of car thieves and bullies, his smart mouth gives him favor with the wrong crowd. When his new friends start picking on an eccentric girl (Jennifer) from school, Sam has to make a decision.  Who can he turn to?  Do right, fear nothing.  Jennifer’s hallucinations are scary, including demons and death, but Sam thinks there’s more to them than just hallucinations.  When nobody believes him, he’s on his own to save the town from what Jennifer’s seen.  Do right, fear nothing. Things aren’t what they seem in this small town and Jennifer may not be as crazy as she seems!

When I picked up Crazy Dangerous for the first time, I really wasn't sure what to expect. This is the first book I have read by this author, and I got more than I expected!! Klavan has written a thought-provoking, action and emotion packed story filled with twists and turns I never saw coming.  Crazy Dangerous is written from a Christian standpoint, but is not overly preachy and more about doing right because it’s right.


Book Description

"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and—oh yeah—the weird murder . . . you're definitely going to want to hear about that."


Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it’s only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.


But one day, Sam sees them harassing an eccentric schoolmate of his named Jennifer. When Sam finds the courage to face the bullies down, he loses a bad set of friends and acquires a very strange new one.


Because Jennifer is not just eccentric. To Sam, she seems downright crazy. She has terrifying hallucinations involving demons and the devil and death. And here’s the really crazy part: Sam is beginning to suspect that these visions may actually be prophecies—prophecies of something terrible that’s going to happen very soon. Unless he can stop it.

With no one to believe him, with no one to help him, Sam is now all alone in a race against time. Finding the truth before disaster strikes is going to be both crazy and very, very dangerous.


About the Author (taken from Amazon.com):

Andrew Klavan has been nominated for the Mystery Writer of America's Edgar award five times and won twice. He is the author of several bestselling novels, including Don't Say A Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas, True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, and Empire of Lies. He is currently writing a series of thrillers for young adults called The Homelanders. The first two novels in the series are The Last Thing I Remember and The Long Way Home. Klavan is a contributing editor to City Journal and his essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among other places. His satiric video commentaries can be seen on PJTV.com.



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