October 22, 2009

Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott

Young Adult
Pages: 176 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: September 2, 2008

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared.

Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.

Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.

When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends — her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.

Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her.

This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.

This story was utterly disturbing; so powerful and so horrible at the same time. A moving story about a kidnapped girl who has been living with her captor for five years. It's painful to picture this, to acknowledge how unfair life is for some people. It was really hard for me to get through the pages, so helpless to do anything, just keep reading. Scott's incredible writing steals you away into this girls life, to her terror, it let you in in her fear.

The cover is just as disturbing as the book. I loved it. How messed up can a human being be? How can awful experiences change you, shape you? This book is for strong heart-ed people, but I dont have enough words to praise this book, it's just unbelievably amazing. I don't think you'll ever read anything so unforgettable. Definitely a must-read.


  1. I've heard the same from others but I don't think I have the heart for this book.

  2. I've been really torn about this one. It does sound amazing but in your words I'm not sure I'm strong hearted enough. However, your review is very convincing, so I'm thinking I should take the plunge.

  3. I think I'm going to read this one since I love Elizabeth Scott. Her words are so powerful. Thanks for your review :)

  4. It's horrible to say that this is one of my favorite books, but it's so excellently written that I can't help it.

    @Lauren - A strong heart is DEFINITELY required. Even though nothing is vividly described in the book, the emotions are gut wrenching.

  5. I'm glad you finally read this one...is not my average book but I thinks is something everyone needs to read every once in a while..is definetly raw, sad but is a great reading!!

  6. Does the main character in 'Living Dead Girl' die at the end?


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