Anyhoo my insanity might be showing but I couldn't help but relate to and enjoy Alex even though she was a burgeoning serial killing vigilante. I understand why she's all messed up. That has to be horrible dealing with the murder of your sister and no one paying for it. She went out and took care of it herself. I was a little confused at the start but that could be because I'm dumb. She was stalking the killer but at the same time I thought it was after high school but this book takes place during high school.
I did like the friendship between Claire and Alex. Claire was able to see a side of Alex that the world didn't get to see since she was pretty much cut off from the world. It is kinda creepy to be watching a show on Investigation Discovery or whatever and hear them talking about someone that is very much like me which makes me sound like I'm inches away from just going bat shit crazy and start killing. The only killing I do is bugs and lucky for me I don't see them often but my battle cry could be mistaken for a scream. I really liked that Alex was protective of the ones she cared about even though she crossed the line big time. She even used Claire's name instead of falling in line with the nickname Peekay.
I found it hard to feel bad for Branley since she was just a bitch. Okay you get a gold star for helping Claire when she was on the verge of getting gang raped at the party but she is also the same girl that probably started screwing Claire's boyfriend before they broke up. I just didn't like that she thought she was such hot shit that everyone with a penis would want to stick it in her vagina. I also don't understand why Branley and Jack weren't a couple instead of being longtime fuck buddies. The way she acted when Jack was dating Claire was just disgusting. Okay you like sex. Fuck all you want and slut it up but bitch don't steal other girls boyfriends and assume everyone wants to do you. Sure she didn't deserve to get raped but bitch the way you act makes it very hard to feel bad for you. Alex ends up killing a guy that was going to rape Branley and she got killed by the other guy. She also set a child molester on fire in his own home which sounds kinda awesome. Come on I can't be the only one that thought that was great. There are just some things that can't be fixed.
High school sucks big time. When I was in high school there was this "gang" of guys that rated the girls they screwed. I'm just glad that a certain thing wasn't revealed to be at this time because I know it would have made me a challenge because some guys are just utterly repulsive. I definitely want to read more books by this author because it was very easy for me to get into this book. Sure it was ridiculous but that didn't mean I didn't enjoy it and it did show just how horrible people can be and how they don't think about what they're saying and joking about. There are just some things that shouldn't be joked about. Even though Alex was the bad guy I couldn't help but root for her which probably shows that I'm a wee bit twisted.