Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klaven is a young adult fiction novel. Sam Hopkins is a preacher’s kid who falls into the wrong crowd. Before he joins the group of thugs carry out a crime, he finds eccentric Jennifer Sales in the woods watching him. When the thugs find them together, Sam defends Jennifer from them providing an escape for Jennifer and received the beating of his life.
After one of the thugs posts the beating on the internet, the rest of the school sees him as a hero and he’s befriends by Jennifer’s track star brother. Jennifer is hospitalized due to her hallucinations involving demons, the devil and death. Sam begins to connect the dots and questions whether the hallucinations are just that, or if they are prophetic visions of devastation that is to come.
I picked this book because the reviews I read were favorable. It was an easy read and kept my interest. However, the portrayal of the police, parents and all adults as stumbling blocks is bothersome to me. The teen in this book is the hero and the adults are less than supportive.
The dialog and reactions of schizophrenics Jennifer is extremely believable. Well written and easy to follow!
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