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The Cheerleaders

Narrated by: Phoebe Strole
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
4.5 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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Summary

“Sharp, brilliantly plotted, and totally engrossing.” (Karen M. McManus, New York Times best-selling author of One of Us Is Lying)   

“A crafty, dark, and disturbing story.” (Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times best-selling author of Girl In Pieces)  

“A little bit Riverdale and a little bit Veronica Mars.” (Riley Sager, best-selling author of Final Girls, a Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee)  

From the author of The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters comes an all-new edge-of-your-seat thriller set in upstate New York about an eerie sequence of seemingly unrelated events that leaves five cheerleaders dead.

There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook. First there was the car accident - two girls dead after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know his reasons.

Monica's sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they'd lost. That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it's not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica's world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad's desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . .

Whatever happened five years ago isn't over. Some people in town know more than they're saying. And somehow, Monica is at the center of it all. There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn't mean anyone else is safe.

More praise for Kara Thomas:

“Gripping from start to finish...with twists that left me shocked.” (Victoria Aveyard, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Red Queen)

“You'll be up all night tearing through the pages.” (BUSTLE)

“This deliciously deceptive thriller...is a must-have.” (SLJ)

©2018 Kara Thomas (P)2018 Listening Library

Critic reviews

"A disturbing portrait of how bad news and gossip can curdle when mixed together." (Oprah.com)

"Taut and suspenseful...this gritty page-turner will easily hook a broad range of [listeners]." (Booklist)

"An intense psychological thriller that all but ensures the lights will be left on between dusk and dawn." (Publishers Weekly)

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Good mystery

Good YA mystery. Characters can get a bit predictable, but overall its a good narrative.

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Great

Really enjoyed this audio book - captivating interesting storyline, and well narrated. Would definitely recommend it

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SO GOOD! This needs to be a TV show ASAP

Someone needs to turn this book into a tv show ASAP. If you love Riverdale or PLL this is definitely for you. SO SO SO GOOD! My first Kara Thomas book and I will def be reading all of her books now!

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Ok read

It was your typical ya read the character's could get a little annoying a times ,the narrator was very good.😏😏😏

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