Sunday, July 13, 2014
Wanted: Dead or in Love
Impulsive high school senior Monroe Baker is on probation for a recent crime, but strives to stay out of trouble by working as a flapper at her father's Roaring 20's dinner show theater. When she cuts herself on one of the spent bullets from her father's gangster memorabilia collection, she unwittingly awakens Bonnie Parker's spirit, who begins speaking to Monroe from inside her head.
Later that evening, Monroe shows the slugs to Jack, a boy she meets at a party. He unknowingly becomes infected by Clyde, who soon commits a crime using Jack's body. The teens learn that they have less than twenty-four hours to ditch the criminals or they'll share their bodies with the deadly outlaws indefinitely.
I really was excited to read this book. I like reading about gangsters. Besides who is not familiar with the story of Bonnie and Clyde. So when I read about the concept of this book kind of having a paranormal theme to it and Bonnie and Clyde coming back from the dead I was like "That is cool". It was cool except for the fact that I found Monroe and Jack to be kind of dull. The first part third of the book I was reading all of the chapters but than after a while I was sort of skimming over the parts with Monroe and Jack's voices to get to Clyde's voice. Bonnie did speak but it was more in Monroe's sections and her voice was not as present as Clyde's. Well in the fact that Clyde got his own chapters. If I had cared more about Monroe and Jack and there was more action than just talking I would have liked this book better. The action did not happen until closer to the end. The ending was alright.