A Good Idea Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl Fin and Betty s close friendship survived Fin s ninth grade move from their coastal Maine town to Manhattan Calls letters and s

  • Title: A Good Idea
  • Author: Cristina Moracho
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 209
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  • Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl Fin and Betty s close friendship survived Fin s ninth grade move from their coastal Maine town to Manhattan Calls, letters, and summer visits continued to bind them together, and in the fall of their senior year, they both applied to NYU, planning to reunite for good as roommates.Then Betty disappears.Can the right kind of boy get away with killing the wrong kind of girl Fin and Betty s close friendship survived Fin s ninth grade move from their coastal Maine town to Manhattan Calls, letters, and summer visits continued to bind them together, and in the fall of their senior year, they both applied to NYU, planning to reunite for good as roommates.Then Betty disappears Her ex boyfriend Calder admits to drowning her, but his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away Fin knows the truth, and she returns to Williston for one final summer, determined to get justice for her friend, even if it means putting her loved ones and herself at risk.But Williston is a town full of secrets, where a delicate framework holds everything together, and Fin is not the only one with an agenda How much is she willing to damage to get her revenge and learn the truth about Betty s disappearance, which is complicated than she ever imagined and infinitely devastating

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    1. I remembered those childhood assemblies in the auditorium of Willingston Elementary, the principal onstage explaining that the solution to any problem was to tell a grown-up. But he never told us what to do when the grown-ups were incompetent or had their own problems or just didn’t fucking care. This is a fundamentally strange book. I know it’s being marketed as a mystery and a thriller, but to be honest, I don’t think that’s what this is. To me, A Good Idea was an exploration of how an [...]

    2. A little bit too much teen angst, casual drug use and sex for my taste, even in a YA novel. But storyline was good, and you didn't know quite who did it until the end. Title of the book doesn't quite fit the overall story.

    3. This book contains topics that might be triggers. There is a large amount of drug use, sexual contact, binge drinking, and depression in the book. Also, this book deals with mostly just graduated seniors before college so a younger age group.This book starts up with Fin returning to her father’s house from Manhattan after her best friend Betty had disappeared during their senior year. We jump into the story right as Fin is sitting at graduation awaiting Betty’s name to be mentioned and when [...]

    4. I disliked the characters in this book, they are all lost, messed-up and addiction-prone teenagers, but they seemed real. I didn't like the stifling atmosphere of the village they live in and yet, it may as well be any small village . This is not the kind of book that you can read before going to bed and then sleep like a log but I just couldn't put it down at the beginning.Fin returns to Williston, her hometown, to seek revenge for the murder of her best friend Betty whose ex-boyfriend is the m [...]

    5. Buddy read with Rayne! Because my status update about reading Acacia with Gergana made, in fact, her ears burn and now she hijacked me for a reading rampage.Yay for our mind radars!

    6. Every once in awhile, I like to read a thriller and so I was hoping "A Good Idea" was going to fulfill my need for a good thriller.*Book received through the Vine program*"A Good Idea" is about Finley, who comes back to her hometown the summer after her best friend, Betty, disappears. She is determined to find out what exactly happened and who is responsible for Betty's disappearance. Overall, I thought the book just okay. It's labeled as YA but to me, the book veers more towards New Adult or r [...]

    7. Loved the writing, but not sure I was 100% committed to the mystery.I'll noodle on it and put up a longer review closer to pub date.

    8. This review was originally posted on Novel InkTRIGGER WARNING: DRUG ABUSE/DRUG USEA Good Idea was a decent book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end but it didn't blow me away. The beginning was, which is odd for me, better than the end. I got into it really quick and wasn't wanting to put it down, but after I read for a whileI had to stop. It kind of took a weird pace for me and I was just meh about it. I'm not sure if that was actually the books doing or me just being me at this time of my rea [...]

    9. Initial Impressions 2/14/17 and full review as originally posted HERE on The Book Addict's Guide 4/17/17: 3.5 - 4 starsA GOOD IDEA was interesting from start to finish but my passion for it sort of went in waves. The beginning was interesting but I wasn’t sure where it was going yet. The middle was thrilling and I tore through the book (well, I would have it I wasn’t listening to an audiobook and was forced to read at a level pace). The ending culminated well but got a little out there in re [...]

    10. I tried my best to get into A Good Idea, but I guess I'm not into homages to old Hollywood film noir? 100% me, I think.Also, when I peeked at the ending to see if it would be worth it to stick around, it turned out in exactly the same manner as a true crime doc I watched recently.

    11. Pitch perfect Small-town noir, complete with secrets, lies, drugs, suspicious deaths, old flames, new flames, cabins in the woods, etc.

    12. Moracho is a good writer, style, substance etc. sure. However, sad to say, this book was not up my alley. I was a little more than half way finished when i felt like i was at a point where i was slogging thruUS- well-defined characters odd as some areMINUS- dark and somewhat disturbingMakes me think the author has some some deep-seated issues or an incredible imagination. I just wish the story pulled itself together quicker with fewer offshoots. " Before you seek revenge, dig two graves."

    13. Cuando no conocen del tema que según trata el libro y piensan que lo que vende es drogas y sexo, un libro cargado de solo esos temas escrito de una manera burda y vulgar, en resumen es un asco!

    14. Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!**Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars**As someone who would read pretty much every thriller in existence if I had the time, when a copy of A Good Idea showed up in my mailbox (a huge thank you to Penguin Teen!), I was incredibly excited - especially by that really creepy looking cover, and a synopsis that said I probably shouldn't start this book at night before I went to sleep.I guess I was honestly expecting a bit of ho [...]

    15. 3.5ish Stars. The cover made me think this book would be creepy, and in no way was that the case. This isn't a horror, it's a mystery-- and not a very thrilling one at that. The characters are chemically induced for the entirety of the book and the last 50 pages provided nothing new or interesting. I didn't hate it, and found it completely readable, but I was still expecting so much better.This book is total cover bait. I thought I was going to get a creepy, horror-type book, but this was NOTHIN [...]

    16. awesome, awesome. first, a few things that make this different than other "girl trying to find out truth about trauma/death of her bff":* Fin knows who did it and she's right.* it was intentional--not some kind of misunderstanding or tragic accident.* although the person responsible is not an evil caricature, there's also no sad attempts to make us feel sorry for him.* Fin does not have any secret affection or fall in love with the man responsible.* in fact, Fin does not fall in love with any bo [...]

    17. This was surprisingly good. Based on some of the reviews, I really wasn't sure what to think. So I tried to go into this one completely open and was really surprised by how quickly I was drawn into the story. This one is dark and full of unlikable characters but it was oddly compelling. I really felt so many of the main character's emotions as she was trying to deal with the death (murder? disappearance?) of her best friend. She comes back to town in search of answers, thinking she can be the on [...]

    18. The cover of this book pulled me in so deeply that I couldn’t not read it, despite its less-than-stellar reviews. I think the main issue this book is facing is that it’s marketed at the Teen/YA crowd, but it is definitely more an older YA/Adult story. While the subject matter is definitely more on the mature side, it’s really the writing style and pace of the book that make it better suited for a slightly older audience.I loved that the mystery slowly unfolded throughout the book, instead [...]

    19. This story wasn't for me. Although, I did like the writing and the setting. I did not like the story or the characters. The characters were horrible people, and the story was just as messed up as the characters were. The ending was a surprise, though.

    20. This book was not a good idea. I know that this novel was created for a teen audience but I still had high expectations regarding the quality of the story. And this novel didn't match my expectations. The story starts off interestingly enough, with Fin attending Betty's graduation - sans Betty, of course, since she's dead - and there is a commotion when a female student expresses outrage that no one makes mention of Betty. Through Fin, we are introduced to a whole host of characters, each more r [...]

    21. I felt like this book was dragged on longer than was needed. While it was fairly interesting, the main character, Finley, couldn't seem to accept anything until it was forced down her throat. I accepted things way before Finley did, which led me to frustration as Finley continued to go in pointless circles. Also, the mystery wasn't that hard to figure out. I easily guessed what had happened to Betty. Overall it was an okay book. I guess I would recommend it, but only to people who really like th [...]

    22. This was very good, and was SO CLOSE to being excellent. I think it came super close to doing a cool thing, and then it swerved.

    23. I was really interested in this book but it has two fatal flaws:1) It's set in the past (1997) but everyone just acts the same as they do now, just the names of songs and clothing brands are changed. This seemed like a lazy trick to avoid having people having cell phones.2) There is a LOT of drinking and drug use. Like holy shit dude a lot. I was a teen in 1997 and prescription drugs were a lot harder to come by (most people just smoked pot or did coke cuz that was a much easier and cheaper way [...]

    24. I think it didn't stick the landing? Not really so much the thriller resolution, but I wanted more character resolution, more HOPE, maybe.Also I stayed up late to finish it . . . wasn't worth it.

    25. This one was really darkd I'm not quite sure how I feel about the solution. However, I did enjoy reading this one.

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