Book Review: The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

“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.

Release Date: June 11, 2013
Age Group: YA
Source: Review copy from publisher

I've read only a few YA thrillers, so I don't have a lot of basis for comparison, but I thought The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die was the best YA thriller I've ever read.  It was fast paced, full of action and suspense, and kept me guessing until the end.

The character development was great, especially Cady's strength.  She is tough, and never gives up, and I love that in a character.  I liked that Henry kept the reader in the dark as to Cady's story, and I got to figure things out right along with Cady.  The twist at the end was totally unexpected, and added a lot of depth to the story.

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die is an exciting read, and I liked everything about it.  My only complaint is that I wish the book would have been longer--it was so good that I just wanted it to keep going.  I would recommend this book to anyone and will most definitely read April Henry again! 

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