Another week is over so that means that it is time for another book review. and this weekend is the turn of my last two spooky reviews. today it is the turn of The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas. So, let’s do this!
Clearly, I am destined to be disappointed by everything that I read at the moment. I think that this is a sign that I just need to stop reading thrillers/murder mysteries. I don’t like them. I don’t know why I keep trying to read them. I found this book very meh.
It wasn’t that it was a bad book if you enjoy thrillers you would probably enjoy this book, but personally, I found it a little bit bring. I just felt like it was a bit dull. The whole time that I was reading this book I kept finding myself waiting for something to happen. I think that maybe because this book is exploring events that happened five years ago, it felt like nothing was really happening in the present. All of the drama had already been and gone. It leads to this book feeling very dull and boring. I was just constantly waiting for something to happen. I just wanted a little bit of suspense and drama. Just something to liven it up. to make it more exciting. But it didn’t happen. we had nothing happen till right at the very end of the book and it was over so quickly and was so underplayed that it ended up being incredibly anti-climactic.
I also felt that we didn’t actually get any closure with this book. it sort of just ended with no real resolution to the story. we didn’t get to see what happened with the culprit. Was he found guilty? Did he go to jail? Ect. we didn’t get to see what happened to the stepdad. Did he lose his job? What about Jennifer. What were her reasons? Why did she do it? and don’t even get me started on the whole Ginny thing. There were just so many questions left unanswered. So many things left unresolved. It was such an unsatisfying ending because it left me with so many questions. And the annoying thing is that they could have easily been answered. Even if there had been a small epilogue at the end of the book. just a few pages. It could have been set six months later or something and it could have answered all of the questions that I still have and given the book an actual ending.
Also, I hated the characters every single one. I could not stand any of them! they were all just so unbelievably annoying. And all so self-centered. For instance, Monica. Not once in this book did she stop to think about anyone else. She didn’t bother to consider what her actions might cause. The distress her digging might have on people. She just barged into people’s lives, forcing them to relive the past and didn’t consider the trauma that it could cause. She was selfish and narrow-minded and often very stupid. Generally, just dislikeable. I could not stand her and t was a similar case with all of the other characters as well.
As you can see, I wasn’t a huge fan of this book. I felt like it needed a lot of work. Maybe if you like thrillers in general then you might enjoy this book, but for me, it wasn’t great. I wanted it to be more.
2 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read The Cheerleaders? Did you have a better experience then I did? I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and I will see you all again very soon