Reviews for Crimes
of the Sarahs by Kristen Tracy
"Tracy's story is truly
unique and inspiringly entertaining. The dialogue is dryly witty,
and Tracy's characters are smart, sassy, and a bit understated. The
four girls struggle with real life issues - parents leaving, distant
families, pants wetting in stressful situations, and how to stand
up to a bossy, sometimes crazed yet totally alone ringleader. The
crimes - and the stories between the crimes - tell a hilarious and
endearing tale of just how far one will go for friends and what it
means to be a 'Sarah.'"
- Ria Newhouse, VOYA
"Walking a delicate and
effective balance between psychological thriller and realistic social
drama, the book sets up its situation credibly; the follower Sarahs
are regular girls rather than wounded and vulnerable souls, and it's
the situation and the Sarah cachet that keeps them involved as Sarah
A. becomes more unstable. Sarah T., a girl so anxious that she wets
her pants in crisis moments, provides an interesting lens into the
sisterhood, since her omega status makes her the least questioning
but perhaps most observant of all of the Sarahs. There's enough cunning
deviousness to keep things juicy but also enough genuine affection
and sympathy to keep things humane; Sarah A. may have Bad Seed elements,
but ultimately she's an unhappy teenager who's luckier with her friends
than she realizes. Edgier than most friendship dramas and more authentic
than most psychodramas, this will absorb fans of both genres, who
will understand both the thrill and the strain of being a Sarah."
- Deborah Stevenson, Bulletin of the Center for Children's
"Tracy gives us a break from
the same-old clique novel with her entertaining, different - and theft-happy!
- Sarahs. Watching Sarah T wrestle with her independence rings true
and cringe-worthy in this highly enjoyable story. Four stars."
- Elissa Petruzzi, Romantic
"Crimes of the Sarahs
is a wonderful, funny book about friendship and finding yourself.
Kristen Tracy is great at creating believable characters and relationships
between them. This is a smart, fun book that readers will really enjoy.
I could hardly put it down, and Iíll definitely be reading Kristenís
first book, Lost
- Jocelyn, Teen
"Crimes of the Sarahs,
estrella estrella estrella estrella ½."
en la Sombra
- sarah b. - sarah
c. - sarah t.
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of the sarahs home - kristen