About the book: Crazy Dangerous By: Andrew Klavan
"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and-oh yeah-the weird murder . . . you're definitely going to want to hear about that."
Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it's only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.
But one day, Sam sees them harassing an eccentric schoolmate of his named Jennifer. When Sam finds the courage to face the bullies down, he loses a bad set of friends and acquires a very strange new one.
Because Jennifer is not just eccentric. To Sam, she seems downright crazy. She has terrifying hallucinations involving demons and the devil and death. And here's the really crazy part: Sam is beginning to suspect that these visions may actually be prophecies--prophecies of something terrible that's going to happen very soon. Unless he can stop it.
With no one to believe him, with no one to help him, Sam is now all alone in a race against time. Finding the truth before disaster strikes is going to be both crazy and very, very dangerous.
Crazy Dangerous is a youth adult mystery novel featuring demons and thugs. The book is about good vs. evil and it has a Christian theme. I connected with the main character Sam Hopkins because he is the preacher’s child who is torn between living up to everyone expectations of how perfect he thinks he has to be. As a society, we tend to forget they are human just like anyone else. The book had a great lesson and storyline that I think teenagers and adults can relate to. Bullies and thugs are present and they try to lead Sam down the wrong path into becoming just like them. Sam wants desperately to fit in with the tougher kid’s crowd and to be accepted, and little by little, he tells himself that he is in control of the situations. Most people tend to keep telling themselves they can stop and say no to peer pressure at any time. But the truth of the matter is we keep reasoning with ourselves and lying to ourselves and so normally we keep doing it. People at school change and start defining Sam by the people he starts to associate with. In life, we have to choose our friendships wisely or we run the risk of heading down a path that could possibly lead to trouble. This book shows the impact of making bad and good decisions and the consequences that we have to face. The book contains a brilliant message about judging others too quickly as if we know everything. Jennifer had visions and hallucinations about demons planning on doing something to harm and manslaughter many people’s lives. But only one person believed her and that was Sam. Everyone judged her into being schizophrenic and claimed that she didn’t know what she was talking about. A slogan for the book is “Do Right, Fear Nothing”. I realized the importance of choosing and making the right choices, especially when I don’t feel like it. I also have to face my fears and not fear the unknown. I immensely enjoyed reading Andrew Klavan’s new book because it had an awesome exciting adventure plot that unfolds many lessons we must learn. This book is not only for teenagers, adults would benefit from reading it too. If you enjoy mystery and action overflowing novels then this book is for written for you! This book brought many lessons to life in my own life that I have to learn. I learnt to watch who I judge, don’t associate with people who are doing to bring you down, always do the right thing, and don’t let fear control you and stop you from living!
“I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group/ Thomas Nelson for this review”.
About Andrew Klavan:
Andrew Klavan was hailed by Stephen King as "the most original novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich." He is the recipient of two Edgar Awards and the author of such bestsellers as True Crime and Don't Say a Word.
His books and screenplays have been turned into films directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Michael Douglas, Ed Burns, Michael Caine among others.
Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
Books Sold to Date: Over 1.5 million.
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