Published by Brilliance Audio, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on June 11th 2013
“Take her out back and finish her off.”
She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.
And that she must run.
In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive.
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At a mere 5 hours and 25 minutes, The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry qualifies as one of my little jewels I’m going to recommend to my listeners who need a book that doesn’t require a big time investment. Say you are flying from LAX to French Polynesia, this will be the perfect book for you. 😊 All the loose ends will be tied up before you touch down in Papeete! Even though it’s billed as a Young Adult book, I think listeners of any age will find the storyline intriguing. When 16-year-old Cady wakes up missing a couple of fingernails, as well as most of her memory, she begins a fast-moving journey that has her winding in and out of danger. The way is strewn with bodies, one who is supposedly dead who is actually alive and one who is supposed to be alive who winds up being dead. There is never a dull moment in Cady’s world! She meets a lot of interesting characters, including Ty, a sweet young man who sticks to her like glue and becomes her faithful companion as she searches for her memory and for the truth about what happened to her family. When Cady discovers she is a gifted actress, she understands why the words “Don’t act. Be,” keep running through her head as her mantra in some hair-raising situations.
Cristina Panfilio is an excellent narrator. I haven’t listened to any of her other work, but her voice is well-suited to the young people in this book as well as the older adults. Her performance clearly identifies her as an accomplished actress.
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die is my first book by April Henry and it held my attention to the very end. I did figure out who one of the bad guys was before it was revealed and, without giving spoilers, I think listeners will ask themselves several times why the police don’t seem to be quite as involved as one might expect in view of the events that are transpiring. Nevertheless, as I frequently say to my blog mates, it’s the author’s story and she can write it the way she wants! I highly recommend this book to both adults and young people who like thrillers. The adventures of Cady and Ty make for a very good listen!