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Nov 11 2014

The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery

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Hodder, 2014. ISBN 9781444920086
(Age: 13+ secondary). Highly recommended. Carla Spraybery's The 100 Society delivered an enormously unique plot and well-developed relationships between the key characters. The setting of the book was well thought out as well as the storyline. Characters included in the novel were fun and easily likeable and no two were the same. The plot twist was definitely unexpected, an element in a story that I love and it left me second guessing each character's agenda. This book has undoubtedly altered my opinion on dark literature and throughout the story, I found myself enjoying the progression and development of the plotline and characters. As a standalone novel, it concluded the storyline well but the author did leave a couple of storylines untouched so it will be interesting if there will be a sequel.
The story follows Grace Becker, a boarding school student and tag artist who is determined to win the game, The 100 Society. She has persuaded her close knit group of friends to join her on this quest despite the dangers that may lie ahead. Already nearing the 100 target, Grace and her friends have become targets of a sinister and mysterious shadow who is on a mission to end their game. The only thing they know about this shadow is their tag, a Grim Reaper who haunts each friend's nightmares and pops up in the most unlikely places. It is a race against time to discover who this 'Grim Reaper' is but will they be too late? Will Grace be able to save her friends or will they be the end of each other? The results will shock you.
The relationship between Grace and her friends is an element of this novel that I thoroughly enjoyed as well as the plot twist and the mystery genre.
Samantha May

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