Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan
Posted by Krystal Larson at 10:31 PM Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sam Hopkins is bored with his status as a preacher's kid. So when a group of guys notorious for being in trouble offers him friendship, he accepts. Before long, he has several new skills—including hot-wiring cars.
At school, there's an eccentric loner named Jennifer. When Sam defends her from being bullied, she begins to seek him out as her only friend. Her ramblings often seem illogical . . . but then start to contain grains of truth. One leads Sam to discover that one of his new friends has been killed. And then she tells him, "I'm looking for the devil." Sam doesn't know what that means, but he knows it's a matter of life and death that he figure it out.
Everyone else thinks Jennifer is suffering from schizophrenia. But Sam is starting to wonder if there could be something prophetic in her words. Discovering the truth is going to be both crazy and dangerous.
Sam was a typical kid who started hanging out with the wrong people. He has a good heart though, so when some bullies are picking on Jennifer because she is strange, he stands up for her even if he gets beaten up for it. Sam is following a new philosophy, “Do right. Fear nothing.” (Klavan 106). Jennifer sees and hears things most people don’t. She is plagued by nightmares and visions that taunt and trap her.
As time passes, and the events Jennifer describes come to pass, Sam realizes that she is not crazy or strange, she it psychic. Now Sam and Jennifer must work together to prevent her horrifying visions from coming to pass.
Sam is a great hero. He tries to do the right thing, even when it is not popular or puts him at risk. Confused, afraid, and tormented, Jennifer relies on Sam. Her faith is admirable and her intentions are always good. This book is funny, despite intense situations and Sam is a great narrator. He is witty, smart, and clever. Anyone could enjoy this book; Klavan’s writing style can be enjoyed by any age group or gender. I give it five out of five stars.
*Reviewed by Kristin*
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