Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Grade A Stupid by A.J. Lape [SBM Review]

Grade A Stupid

DARCYVILLE...where stupidity is celebrated...with a deadly dose of sin. 

Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker's parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name: Darcy, meaning "dark walker." Whether that was a stroke of genius or stroke of stupid, they definitely nailed the irony. She lacks direction, her grades stink despite a high IQ, she's boringly average--although flirting admirers claim otherwise--and God help her, she's infatuated with a bad-boy. 

A bad-boy that her hottie best friend, Dylan, wishes would get acquainted with his fist. 

And, oh yeah, there's that tattoo that was a royally stupid idea. 

With her life spiraling out of control, everything changes when she skips class and finds a dead body...in fact, it gets worse. It jump starts Darcy's inner-verb, and her brain hardwired for action gets caught up in a situation she can’t let go. 

Set in the fictional Cincinnati town of Valley, Ohio, Darcy falls into a world of threats, violence, and gangland exploits chasing down every clue to finger the murderer. When a fellow misfit is arrested for the crime, Darcy goes from zero-to-sixty trying to clear his name--constructing aliases, breaking the law, everything that makes perfect sense to her but reeks of Grade A Stupid to everyone else. 

Trouble is...will she live to see sixteen?

I just loved Darcy!! So seems like the "typical" teenage girl, but there is a lot more to Darcy than meets the eye. For me Darcy is an updated Nancy Drew. I read the Drew stories growing up and reading this reminded me of it. Of course Nancy was never as sassy as Darcy! I laughed ever time Darcy used one of her "Darcyspeak" words. My favorite has to be Fastard! Darcy was funny, smart, brave, and I can't wait to see where Lape takes me in the next book. This book had mystery, humor, action, and lots of awkward teen moments lol. If you're looking for a great mystery series to follow you don't want to miss out on Darcy!

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