Wish You Were Dead

Todd Strasser
Mar 13, 2018

The day after an anonymous blogger wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes. Everyone at Soundview High School is scared and worried, but not as much as Madison, the last person to see Lucy before she disappeared. When two more students disappear after their names are mentioned on the blog, the residents of Soundview become panicked. Madison also begins to receive notes warning she is next. Madison is desperate to stop anyone else from vanishing, so she turns to a mysterious new student at her school, but can she trust him when it becomes clear he isn’t sharing everything he knows? The clock is ticking, but can they uncover the truth behind these disappearances before something awful happens?

In this teen thriller, Todd Strasser looks into the world of blogging and social networking combined with high school popularity to create an exciting page turner. I really enjoyed the suspense in this one and the fact that you keep guessing who is the kidnapper and who is the blogger. I felt like the ending was a bit rushed. I think it could have been more thoughtful about how everyone changed and what the effect on the community was. But other than that, a very interesting and satisfying read.

Fans of Todd Strasser or people who like a good page turner will not be able to put this one down.

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