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Living Dead Girl

Scott, Elizabeth, 1972-

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Living Dead Girl
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"Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was. When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends: her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her. This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget"--Book flap.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, c2008
ISBN: 9781416960591
1416960597
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Characteristics: 170 p. ; 22 cm.

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Reads like a lurid headline brought to life. An evil, twisted person kidnapped Alice, and now he's starting to think she's too old for his taste. It's almost unbearably tense and miserable to read, but by the end, you understand every decision Alice makes, and why.

This book was about a little girl who at a young age was taken from her school field trip by a pedophile who likes younger girls. He rapes her and forces her to become his image of a perfect little girl. This book will haunt you.

Mar 11, 2014
  • dollfacecrafter rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

read this in one sitting, quite disturbing, but not too graphic. not sure why it is considered a Young Adult book, the subject matter is very adult. I choose the happy ending.

Jan 11, 2014
  • DeltaQueen50 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A stark look at a young girl’s life after she has been abducted by a pedophile. She lives a life of terror and abuse that is very hard to read about. I think the author deserves kudos for delivering such a honest look at this brutal subject but this was at times a very distrubing read.

Jan 10, 2014
  • frogtheworld rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This books ending is very sad. Although she never has to go through anything horid again, she shouldn't have died. She should have gone and saw her family before she died.

Jun 03, 2013
  • lisahiggs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

At first I thought this was a book about zombies. The title and even the blurb on the back sound like it could be zombies! But Living Dead Girl is actually about a little girl who was abducted while on a field trip when she was 10 years old, and who after five years of sexual and physical abuse by her kidnapper is completely numb inside, a living dead girl.

I tore through this short young adult novel in one sitting. Should young teenage girls tear through it? Yikes. It could potentially save lives, but there are some seriously disturbing sexual images in this story.

The ending is masterful but ambiguous, and I choose to believe that it’s a happy ending.

Nov 22, 2012
  • jrhammondlillard rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book was great it really makes you think more about your life and how you would just hate one like that.

Aug 21, 2012
  • BookWormChelly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is amazing. I never knew someone could go through something like this. Good book!

Feb 18, 2012
  • JasmineAurora rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is addictive. I loved every second of it. It was so sad and disturbing. I read it in the wee hours of the night. It gave me nightmares but sort of in a good way. I love Elizabeth Scott's writing.

Jan 28, 2012
  • martinezd626 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Although this book had a lot of grammatical errors some chapters were only one page long,this book was very good, discriptive and gripping.

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Apr 22, 2012
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Jan 28, 2012
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Aug 07, 2010
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Jun 08, 2010
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May 04, 2010
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Jan 15, 2010
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This book is about a little girl who gets taken away from her school field trip by a pedophile. She grows up starved and physically and emotionally abused by Ray. He threatens her and abuses her and in the end, this book will stick with you forever. It did with me.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Oct 31, 2011
  • GemGemm rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Then he is silent, a dark heavy weight on top of me. Pressing me down into the ground. Where all things must go. Where we one day will all be. Death to make the living. (p167)

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