Stacy Wakes Up In A Room That S Not Hers, In A Body She Doesn T Recognize, To Discover She S Been In A Coma For Four Years Her Mother Is Dead Murdered And Stacy, Recovering From A Gunshot Wound, Is The Only Eyewitness To Her Mother S MurderShe Can Recall Only A Shadowy Face, So Far But The Killer Is Not About To Let Her Reveal His Identity Waking up from a 4 year coma, shot at 13 and waking finally at the age of 17 Action, mystery, and suspense Looking for that type of book, well than this is for you hands down In my opinion I loved this book A seventeen year old girl named Stacey finally wakes up from a coma after being shot at the age of thirteen She questions if it s really her, because obviously shes been unconscious for so long that she questioned if it really was her, in a different body A 17 year old realistically but still 13 year old mentally She later on the story gets told that the her mother was killed, she was killed by the same man that shot her Reporters come in to question her about what had happened She does remember the man that killed her mother but not his face, she mistakenly tells the reporter about that, and now shes paranoid that the man will try to find her and kill her to clean up his tracks It s hard for Stacey to remember him not only because it happened 4 years ago, because she also needs to get used to everything new that had evolved After her release she goes to her best friends house and she meets this guy named jeff he is attracted to her Later that day she is baby sitting for her neighbors She hears odd things and calls the police and they conclude it as paranoia There was a party the next day and Jarrod an unknown person to Stacey puts something in her drink and takes her outside to do something Little does she know that is her mothers killer and the person that shot her Jeff come to the protection and gets Stacey out of the situation and takes Stacey home, but the weird thing is that Stacey never told Jeff exactly where she lived so how could he possibly know Stacey later then pressed charges on Jarrod because she kind of recognized him so she put him in a line up of the possible killers of her mom and her shooter, afterwards Jarrod threatens Stacey with his friend but Stacey questioned who was his friend Did she know he she Did she have contact with him she Tony tells Stacey that on some day he had seen Jeff and Jarrod talking, Stacey didn t know if she wanted to believe it or not At night Stacey sees something outside, someone broke into her house She sees Jarrod and he has a gun on him pointed at her head threatening her over and over again, Stacey then grabs handle of the gun, she didn t shoot him she called the cops and they arrested him In my opinion I feel like this book is perfect if you re looking for a book with mystery, and suspense This book gives you all those feels In my opinion I feel like Jarrod should ve been explained in detail Not only because he was her mothers killer but because he was kind of unknown in the situation The suspense of the book was kind of ruined because it was a narrative It would have been better if it was in third person from Jeff s point of view SInce it was a narrative you could only know what Stacey knew not the thoughts or feelings nor intentions of anybody else Besides that I love this book I rated this book 5 stars because it filled all my expectations, it didn t leave you with a lciff hanger if explained everything in detail besides Jarrod afar from that it was explained well I love the anguish and feel the book gives as you read it Once it grasps your attention it s an automatic page turner It s one of those books that doesn t take so long to get interesting it already in towards the beginning and it doesn t have any irrelevant nonsense I would recommend this book to anybody who love a good errie book, or a mystery An unforgettable story of a girl that has no clue what is ahead of her This holds the dubious honor of being the first of my retro rereads, where my memory of it, far surpassed the reality of it I think this would have been a far better book if it had just explored the hardship of waking up as a 13 year old in a 17 year old body view spoiler And can I just say that the romance with Jeff was creepy in the extreme It s bad enough that he s 23 and she is physically 17, but when you take into consideration that she is mentally 13, it s just ooshy hide spoiler This book was given to me as part of a book share I think if I was much younger, I would ve enjoyed it. Hhhhhhhh Well that was fun The idea sounded cool, but I didn t like the book I guess it wasn t AWFUL But the main character was super annoying Like, I get that she s supposed to be a 13 year old in the body of a 17 year old, but she acted like she was 8 And everyone else was either just as annoying or a lame stereotype or plain dumb or just meh Seriously though like, honestly She literally view spoiler meets this guy who might be best friends with the dude that murdered her mom and shot her into a 4 year coma, but puts all that aside and INVITES HIM HOME WHEN SHES ALONE because he s Cute Of course And of COURSE he randomly turns out to be some undercover cop who will love her forever even though they met like three days ago and spoke twice hide spoiler In this book, Stacy McAdams, just woke up from a 4 year coma She was shot in the thigh by her mother s murderer and she can t remember his face, and she doesn t believe that the 17 year old girl s body that she is in is hers, she believes that she is still a 13 year old girl whose mother is still alive.This one reporter, Brandi Mayer tries to figure out the whole scoop on Stacy and her mother s murderer She tries everything to get the murderer s name and description out of Stacy but fortunately she can t.Monty, the young man who brings Stacy her food tries to bring her to a reporter for twenty dollars He disappears after the security and everybody else comes to see if Stacy is okay.When Stacy gets home her friend Jan says that she set her up on a date with a guy named Jeff who just transfered from Michigan Jeff appears and they hit it off really well.Later at the party that Jeff and Jan invited Stacy to, Stacy meets Jarrod Tucker He tries to take her to his car, he gave her a Lemon Lime drink and then later after she feels dizzy he tells her that he spiked it with Vodka, she tries to get away from him but his grip tightens, then Jeff comes out and throws Jarrod away from Stacy Stacy then sees the same scared look that she saw on her mother s murderer s face She then realizes that Jarrod Tucker killed her mother.Later on Jarrod escapes from jail after he is convicted of robbery and murder, he then appears in Stacy s backyard with a gun in his hand She falls on him and takes the gun and then she points it at him, he tries to tell her that he didn t mean to kill her mother, it just happened Jarrod explained that he was robbing her house but when her mother entered into their house she saw him and kept telling him that it was okay and that he should just put the gun down, he was so scared so he shot her and then he shot Stacy because he saw her and panicked as well.She is about to shoot Jarrod when Jeff comes by and tells her that he is part of the police department and that he is a NARC After Jarrod is put back into jail, Stacy remembers that she saw him in the police department when she went to sometime before He then tells her that she wasn t just an assignment and that he didn t want to be her first love but that he wanted to be the real thing and that he could wait for her.This book was kind of boring I mean I chose to read this book because I like mysteries and it seemed to suit me, but when I finished it I thought that there wasn t much of a plot to the story It was suspenseful but there wasn t really enough suspense to keep me wanting to read by the same author I liked the twist ending that one of her classmates Jarrod Tucker killed her mother, but it should have been Jeff because she saw some kind of familiarity in him that she didn t know where she saw him before, it would have been cooler for the guy that she was falling in love with was the killer But the book was okay I read this book for the first time in 1990 91 when I was about 10 years old I had just moved to a new school for the second time in 6 months and was slow to make friends The one girl that had befriended me in class suggested this to me, and while I had never read anything of this genre, I was eager to solidify the friendship.I LOVED IT Since the first time I read through this book I was hooked on books that got my heart racing I left behind all of my Sleepover Friends , and Babysitters Club books and have read mostly thriller suspence ever since While my tastes now run towards Paranormal Romances and Urban Fantasy than novels without a paranormal twist , I will always have a soft spot in my heart for this one I don t disagree with some of the other comments that I have read from other reviews regarding how well this one translates into modern times, but the first time I held this well loved school library book in my hot little hands it was relevent ish to me What a rollercoaster ride I mean, if it s a rollercoaster that has no twists and turns and is fairly straightforward.This book was not as great as I remember it being when I read it in 7th grade Basically Stacy s mom was murdered and Stacy was shot leaving her in a semi coma She wakes up 4 years later and is basically a 13 year old trapped in the body of a smoking hot 17 year old eyeroll She s desperately trying to remember who killed her mother and honestly, you think the story is clearly going for the twist ending, but nope Very cut and dry.I gave it two stars because Mrs Coopers bread sounded delicious. I am about 1 3 into listening to this book and am fascinated by how bad it is If I were reading it, this would be one I simply could not finish, but the reader does a good job despite the content.A girl wakes up from a 4 year coma and tries to remember who shot her OK, that could be a fine plot for a teen novel However, the way characters respond to her make no sense Her best friend from age 13 seems surprised that coma girl knows nothing about makeup, even though it seems as though she probably didn t visit the comatose girl much Yet the sister of coma girl is surprised that her little sister is all grown up Wouldn t she have been the one visiting at least weekly, seeing the body growing up Then the physical therapist, who has apparently been running coma girl through her paces for 4 years like a marionette, asks newly awakened girl if she has a swimming pool, or an exercise machine as if said girl has been up and about, making decisions, seeing her home, and had the inside track to her home for the 4 years she d been asleep I am undecided yet as to whether I want to keep listening It would only be to listen awestruck to poorly thought character and plot devices.
Author of than one hundred books, Joan Lowery Nixon is the only writer to have won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Juvenile Mysteries and been nominated several other times from the Mystery Writers of America Creating contemporary teenage characters who have both a personal problem and a mystery to solve, Nixon captured the attention of legions of teenage readers since the publication of h
- 192 pages
- The Other Side of Dark
- Joan Lowery Nixon
- 03 March 2018 Joan Lowery Nixon