Cheerleading Can Be Murder

Cheerleading Can Be Murder Getting on the cheerleading squad is hard enough without a psycho on the looseFor Harrow High freshman Dakota Densford life should be easy All she has to worry about is talking to cute boys and remem

  • Title: Cheerleading Can Be Murder
  • Author: Carissa Ann Lynch
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Getting on the cheerleading squad is hard enough without a psycho on the looseFor Harrow High freshman Dakota Densford, life should be easy All she has to worry about is talking to cute boys and remembering her locker combination But when cheerleading tryouts draw near, she learns the cards are stacked against her spots on the varsity team are limited Dakota faces heGetting on the cheerleading squad is hard enough without a psycho on the looseFor Harrow High freshman Dakota Densford, life should be easy All she has to worry about is talking to cute boys and remembering her locker combination But when cheerleading tryouts draw near, she learns the cards are stacked against her spots on the varsity team are limited Dakota faces her competition head on, but when her life is threatened, that takes the competition to a whole new level.High school is never easy, and freshman year is off to a rough start Between Dakota s uniform being ripped up and masked vandals trashing another girl s house, everyone is suspect To complicate matters further, Dakota has a thing for Andy McGraw, but she finds him locking lips with another girl.The harassment continues, and when Dakota finds suspicious flyers inside her best friend s locker, she doesn t know what to think The principal s unfeeling, overachiever daughter, Brittani Barlow, will do anything to secure her place on the team But Dakota s neighbor, on the other hand, definitely fits the profile of a sociopath.Cheerleading has become a game of life or death.

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    1. This was a fun book to read. A sociopath on the loose, huh? I am not that much into cheerleading but I was curious who the sociopath was/is. I guess you will have to read it to see if you can figure it out. I enjoyed the book. The characters kept me guessing and I liked Dakota.

    2. As a fan of Carissa Ann Lynch's The Flocksdale Files, when I discovered that she had a new one out Cheerleading Can Be Murder , I knew I had to read it as I had absolutely loved her other series. In Cheerleading Can Be Murder, we are taken back to the world of High School and the cliques and the girls that everyone wants to be - The Cheerleaders . Though only 4 can make the squad and there are seven of them trying out this year and three originals known as the Three T's who are on it every year. [...]

    3. Ok, I think I’m definitely obsessed with Carissa Lynch’s writing and characters! She is undoubtedly a mistress of suspense. With this first book in the new series she just outdid herself once again and kept me up all night biting my nails. The protagonist Dakota is a freshman in Harrow High, and the only thing she dreams about is to make it into the school’s cheerleading squad. However, there are several more girls who would kill to get the desired spot – sometimes literally. Any one of [...]

    4. Published:2016 Genre:Young Adult, Horror, Thriller :: 4.5 Pretty Little StarsCheerleading Can Be Murderis a modern version of R.L. Stine's Fear Street Books. This is what really drew me into the book. Having always been a fan of Stine (I read all his books when I was younger) I wanted to find something similar and this is just that! It is filled with horror and suspense and will leave readers gripping the pages. You won't figure out "who-dun-it" till the very end which makes the book SO MUCH BET [...]

    5. Follow my reviews. :Jane Hunt Writer First StepsJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews FacebookJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews Google+Connect on:TwitterYou realise you’re dealing with something sinister, as soon as you read the first page of this story. It’s made all the more shocking, when you realise the antagonist is targeting high school kids. I recognise the importance of being part of the cheerleading team in high school, even though I am not from North America. This story focuses on excellence a [...]

    6. I was pleasantly surprised with this book as it kept me on my toes and second guessing myself throughout the read. A strong plot with interesting characters. Full of thrills and chills that will keep you wanting more. I'm looking forward to what comes next.I received an eARC when I signed up to host the book tour. I made no guarantee of a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are unbiased and my own.

    7. This is quite an entertaining book which I enjoyed and read quite quickly. This from me is one of the best compliments I can give to a book. That I am most certainly not in the typical target audience for this book is further testament to the author’s story telling ability. I always look for a good story well told with every book I read. That is my primary concern and there is no question that Carissa Ann Lynch is a good story teller. I had a minor quibble with the book and it is one I blame o [...]

    8. Highly recommend to YA readers.The subject matter, tone and complexity of the read is perfect to encourage younger readers. Teenagers will relate to the school setting, friendship dilemmas, boyfriend issues and the stiff competition to get selected as a cheerleader. The book has the added twist that someone desperately wants to harm the cheerleader team. But is it someone who didn't make the team playing tricks or something far more sinister?Fast paced and well-written with great characterisatio [...]

    9. This book was a wonderful surprise.I liked that it had a mystery feel towards it which made it a quick and fun read.Dakota,MC loves cheer leading and she wants to make the varsity team desperately.But as the tryouts for the positions escalate,mysterious things begin to happen to some of them.All of the cheerleaders are trying to find who is the person responsible.Reading this book made me realize how brutal high school could be.*remembering my own high school days*.The epilogue shocked me when I [...]

    10. Cheerleading Can Be Murder is a great story- and not just for teens either! Although it's specifically targeted for the younger audience, anyone can enjoy the mystery and suspense of this awesome thriller. From the minute I started it, I didn't want to stop reading. Lynch's story and characters drew me in; I didn't even want to put it down at 12:30 in the morning! In addition, the ending was very unexpected and intriguing. I don't usually like cliffhanger endings, but with this book, it just mad [...]

    11. I loved it. Author Lynch never fails to please. I love her work so much. Get ready for a rollercoaster! My brain was constantly spinning, trying to figure out who is the one behind all the mischief? Who killed the cat? Is it Sydney, Dakota's best friend? Amanda? Brittany? Even Andy? There were so many possibilities and I still didn't pick the one who was toying with the cheerleaders. Sigh. Wonderful job.

    12. OMG!!! Love these types of books! I was hooked from start to finish! I was sooooo trying to figure out who's the sociopath lol. Of course Carissa leaves you in a cliffhanger and that's cruel! LOL <3 Will definitely read book 2!Thanks for writing. :)

    13. Dakota is starting her freshman year at high school. She is very excited and can't wait to try out for the cheerleading squad. Even though she knows that chances are slim to make the team she is determined to give it her all. Her best friend Sydney and her new friend and neighbor Amanda will be trying out too. Dakota knows that not everyone is very kind when the stakes are high, but she never expected people to be so ruthless in pursuing what they want.After a week of practicing routines and per [...]

    14. Page-turning start to a creepy yet awesome new series. Just when you think it's safe to go back to high school Dun-dun dun-dun DUN-DUN DUN-DUN!! Omgosh--if you were a cheerleader or student who knew one in high school then this book will take you right back. The book opens with a graphic passage and a great hook (a psychopathic teenager ready to kill) that will stick with you. Thoughts of how death smells mean you may never think of meat without thinking of bodies again. Reading this book is rea [...]

    15.  My Rating: 5 If you loved the Flocksdale files as much as I did; You're also going to love this novel. It has a completely different feel to it; it's a lot less dark when it comes to topics and themes found in the book. The feel of it is a lot more young adult than the Flocksdale Files as well, but it didn't annoy me at all like I expected it to when I read other high school books. Carissa doesn't dwell on the annoyance that is high school students, and I really liked that about this book! I [...]

    16. Cheerleading can be Murder review banner SummaryGetting on the cheerleading squad is hard enough without a psycho on the looseFor Harrow High freshman Dakota Densford, life should be easy. All she has to worry about is talking to cute boys and remembering her locker combination. But when cheerleading tryouts draw near, she learns the cards are stacked against her—spots on the varsity team are limited. Dakota faces her competition head-on, but when her life is threatened, that takes the competi [...]

    17. What’s It About?Dakota is a Harrow High freshman who has been preparing for cheerleading tryouts her whole life. She desperately wants to make the varsity squad and her motivation is spurred further when she learns a boy she likes is on the basketball team.Unfortunately, a sociopath is on the loose at Harrow High, who seems to be particularly interested in the cheerleaders. When pranks become crimes, Dakota is unsure of who to trust… But as they say, the game must still go on.My ThoughtsWhat [...]

    18. Dakota is a Harrow High student that longs to join the cheer squad. But, she has some fierce competition; Amanda- her quirky new neighbor, Sydney- her long-time friend, Genevieve- her exboyfriend’s newest squeeze, Brittani- the principals daughter, Ashleigh- the tag along who has never made the team, Monika- a girl merely described as ‘awkward’, Mariella- Genevieve’s best friend, and The Triple Ts- a band of mean girls named Tasha, Tally, and Teresa who run the school, and the squad.Thin [...]

    19. This book is bloody brilliant. Absolute genius. I was introduced to Carissa Ann Lynch, via this book, fell in love and have gone back to read every single page she has released. The suspense, the realistic nature and the high school drama. Throw it all together, add a pinch of psychopath and you have the best book of 2016 yet! I was kept on my toes with this read. It was both exciting and very interesting. I found it harder than I'd like to admit, to put the book down at night. With each brutal [...]

    20. This clichéd, little book begins with cheerleading and ends with cheerleading. The middle of the book – more cheerleading. For those of us who don’t care about cheerleading one way or the other, it might be difficult, dare I say painful, to swallow the life and death stance on cheerleading portrayed in this book.There are very few characters in the story and none of them are impressive or even likeable. It is written first-person, which makes it harder to read. Dakota is shallow, flighty, w [...]

    21. Having read Author Lynch's Flocksdale series, I was eager to see what she would come up with this time around. Now, being a man, I knew very little about cheerleading, and being from England, where cheerleading isn't that common, I was to receive a pleasant introduction.The main character - Dakota - is an ordinary girl, trying to get into a team of six, but with eleven hopefuls, she knows she is up against it, and her insecurities become clear. We also are presented with an occasional narrator - [...]

    22. Great SuspenseComing from the UK, I don't understand the importance of high school girls wanting to be cheerleaders, but you don't need to know to enjoy this book.Dakota has started high school and like a lot of girls her age wants to be on the Cheerleading squad. Unbeknown to her there is a sociopath, with their own agenda to get revenge on the school, starting on the cheerleaders.Sydney has been Dakota's best friend throughout school, but with all the strange incidents going on, their friendsh [...]

    23. One that took me back to my RL Stine days, this is young adult suspense with a touch of horror and coming-of-age.Dakota is a freshman at high school and really, really, really (yes, that many reallys) wants to get on the team. The problem is that the spots are limited, her ex is causing trouble, her crush is kissing another girl and then the trouble really starts, with a slashed uniform, some blood, and a lot of threats.I'm going to start with saying that I really wanted to read this book - it t [...]

    24. 3 - Is That Frickin Blood On My Pom Pom StarsThis was a really fun read. Every now and then I enjoy reading young-adult books. - I hated high school. But I love that I can relive some of the good times through these type of books.Dakota Densford, is 9th grader and desperately wants to be on the varsity cheerleading squad! When she's not thinking about cheering, she's dealing with heartbreak, so-called friend dating her ex, mean girl cliques, and oh, yeah! A sociopath (out to get her and fellow c [...]

    25. I am a huge fan of Carissa Lynch. I love her writing style and her uncanny ability to get in the head of her characters. I bought Cheerleading Can Be Murder on pre-order, and read it in one sitting! Although this book is meant for a slightly younger audience than her Flocksdale Files series, in no way did I feel I was reading a clichéd YA novel. The storyline was fresh, with just the right amount of suspense and horror, as our heroine Dakota's plans for trying out for the high school cheerleadi [...]

    26. Just when I thought I knew who the sociopath was, things get twisted and I am left wondering who it could be just like Dakota, in this book.I started reading this book late at night but before I knew it, it was almost six in the morning that shows how engrossed I was with the plot. I finished this book in less than 24 hrs, it was that interesting, I didn’t want to drop it. I could see the characters playing before my eyes and I thoroughly enjoyed this book.The book ends on a cliff hanger, whic [...]

    27. There aren't many repeat authors I download with my Kindle subscription but Carissa Ann Lynch is an exception. I have read all the Flocksdale Files series and knew this new series was a must.I am from UK so never involved in the cheerleading scene but Lynch brings it all to life, so I don't feel I missed out on anything. The author has a knack with the descriptive and in Cheerleading Can Be Murder excels at this. This book has suspense and chills that send a shiver down your spine. The narrative [...]

    28. I knew this was going to be a good book prior to it arriving. I had no clue I'd be hooked after just a few lines. The description and detail in Lynch's writing is outstanding. This book was about so much more than cheerleading and held my attention the entire read.The main character's passion for the sport drives her to secure a spot on a squad that is comprised of mean girls and one seemingly nice odd-girl-out. The cheerleading is only one aspect.Once the plot developed and I thought I had it f [...]

    29. Just when I thought I had it all figured out a twist like you wouldn't believe! OMG What Happened? I loved this book, It's about Dakota who wants to join the cheerleading squad, and so do many other girls in Harrow High. But someone is terrorizing the girls who make the team. A dead cat, a cut-up uniform, and more happens to the cheerleaders. I am so pumped to read the next book. I need to know what happensThis was a great book and no it's not a subject matter that I know about ( I was a Band Ge [...]

    30. Dakota sure does have a lot on her plate as a 15 year old girl entering her freshman year of high school. She has one thing on her mind. making the cheer squad. Will she make it? Will it cost her? Carissa Lynch will take you on a thrill ride through Horror High! I was left with so many guesses and as soon as I thought I had it all figured out? Bam!! I hit a curve in the track. Absolutely one of the most creative Authors I have had the pleasure of delving into a story with. She may be sweet and s [...]

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