The Bakersville Dozen

The Bakersville Dozen You have four days to locate five treasured trophies Break the rules and you all die Happy hunting Back in September the town of Bakersville Ohio made national news when a video went viral featuring

  • Title: The Bakersville Dozen
  • Author: Kristina McBride
  • ISBN: 9781510708051
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover
  • You have four days to locate five treasured trophies Break the rules and you all die Happy hunting Back in September, the town of Bakersville, Ohio made national news when a video went viral featuring thirteen of the high school s elite in compromising positions Now it s May, and every month since the Bakersville Dozen made their infamous appearance on the national stYou have four days to locate five treasured trophies Break the rules and you all die Happy hunting Back in September, the town of Bakersville, Ohio made national news when a video went viral featuring thirteen of the high school s elite in compromising positions Now it s May, and every month since the Bakersville Dozen made their infamous appearance on the national stage, one girl has gone missing Officials are no closer to identifying the criminal.Bailey Like a Virgin Holzman is getting really fed up with the scrutiny She just wants to enjoy the rest of her senior year and have an epic summer before heading off to college So when she discovers a note in her locker on the last day of school inviting her on a scavenger hunt, she thinks it s just a sweet surprise from her boyfriend trying to cheer her up.But following the clue leads her, instead, to the first official casualty And another sinister envelope The killer is close, and it could be anyone Even the people Bailey s always trusted most her best friend, her perfect boyfriend, or the boy next door she s always pined for.With the clock ticking, she faces a terrifying choice play the game by the killer s rules follow the clues, tell no one, and no cops for a chance to save the rest of the missing girls, or risk becoming the next grisly victim.

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    1. Mysterious, unpredictable, and sinister!The Bakersville Dozen is a young adult novel that takes us to the small town of Bakersville, Ohio where five popular, senior girls have one-by-one gone missing after being featured in a libelous video with eight of their peers.The characters are nervous, bold, and at times impetuous. The writing is edgy and taut. And the plot is filled with an abundance of teenage drama, secrets, danger, jealousy, murder, red herrings, tension, and romance.Overall, The B [...]

    2. LOVED!!! It's not perfect, but it's perfectly twisty and exciting-- which is just how I like my YA Mystery/Thrillers!I was a BIG fan of Kristina's previous book, One Moment. It had me staying up until the wee hours of the morning to find out what happened-- and I must say The Bakersville Dozen basically had the same effect. I opened it up one night, only planning on reading the first few chapters, but suddenly I was HOOKED. Next thing I knew, I was almost halfway through the book and it was WAY [...]

    3. Some positives (very twisty with good red herrings) and a few negatives (triangle-y, not much character development given the fast pace). I did guess one part of the solution (view spoiler)[It was obvious (to me) that Jude had something to do with this, thus the emphasis on Bailey's "virgin" status given her actual sneaking around with Wes, but I didn't guess the other part of the explanation.(hide spoiler)]Highly recommended for PLL fans. Full review to come!Read more of my reviews on YA Romant [...]

    4. I want to give thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for sending me 'The Bakersville Dozen' for free for an honest review. I'm giving this book 3 stars.I have to admit, this book only took me 10 days to read, but it put me in a reading slump . The book is 304 pages. Which normally I could read in a day. This book however was so teen drama 'Scream' thriller, I just couldn't handle reading more than a few chapters a day.I'm going to start off with the review, then I'll talk pros and cons.The Bakersville D [...]

    5. Я не особо много ожидала от книги с таким невысоким рейтингом и малым количеством читателей. Но она оказалась, на удивление, очень, на мой взгляд, интересной. Мне понравилась детективная линия. Может быть, она немного наивная (например то, что героиня ничего не рассказывала [...]

    6. its exhilarating and fast-paced and keeps u guessing. the downside is, the actual resolutions was not as CRAZY as the many possibilities i thought.

    7. GRADE: C2.5 STARSBailey and 11 other girls, THE BAKERSVILLE DOZEN are secretly taped in compromising positions and the video goes viral. Then each month, another one of the twelve goes missing. Then Bailey receives an invitation to a scavenger hunt, and a warning she'll be next unless she participates.Bailey was a strange character, in love with her boyfriend and her ex. Nothing says romance and let's talk about our relationship more than a few dead bodies, right? She lacks common sense and a ba [...]

    8. Months after the disappearances of several of the "Bakersville Dozen", Bailey receives a note, which sets her on a psychotic scavenger hunt. The prize? She may be able to save the missing girls' lives.I really enjoyed The Bakersville Dozen. McBride crafted a captivating story that seemed "ripped from the headlines", built a great backstory, and filled it with lots of mystery. The thing I always love about mysteries is looking for the pieces of the puzzle, and assembling them in an attempt to sol [...]

    9. 2.75 Stars. It was a little bit like stepping into a teenage horror/melodrama tv show halfway through the season. For the purposes of the story it made sense but at the same time you’re wondering why everyone is making such stupid choices just like most dramatic teen shows. It was entertaining for sure and had its moments but it was also obvious and unsurprising.

    10. **4.5 Stars**Bailey is just so glad that her senior year of high school is ending so she can escape the notoriety of being one of the Bakersville Dozen, the 12 girls singled out in a video discussing their sexual prowess which led to five of the girls going missing with no evidence pointing who took them. When Bailey finds a letter left in her locker leading her on a scavenger hunt, she follows the clue thinking it is a romantic gesture from her boyfriend. But Bailey finds something much worse, [...]

    11. 4.5 Stars'The Bakersville Dozen' is another dark, twisted YA thriller to add to your shelf. I was hooked right from the beginning and ended up binge-reading the entire story in a few hours. I couldn't make myself stop reading - I just had to find out what was really happening and who was behind it all. The plot is original and fresh - not to mention the red herrings, major twists, and dirty secrets. I love thrillers, so it's hard to keep me guessing - normally. This book had me though. I would f [...]

    12. The Bakersville Dozen jumps right into the action of the story within just the first few pages of the book. We have a news article explaining what happened to the girls to get the name of the book and now we have missing girls in the group.I loved how we sort of jumped right into the action and got a lot of details up front, it did still leave a lot of questions, but the outline of the story was there. My one compliant was there are a lot of girls introduced up front and on my kindle i would go [...]

    13. Finding a good mystery in YA is tough. Many adult mysteries are focused around something criminal, and often murder. Harder to put a teen in those circumstances. It's not a shock to me that Sky Pony's The Bakersville Dozen hits the spot for mystery for me (because I adore everything they put out).Our senior year would have been so much different without this stupid video.We live in a digital age, where bullying takes place in cyberspace and no one really shuts off. So when twelve girls at Bakers [...]

    14. I just finished this and I'm reeling!!! Definitely up there with one of my favorite books of the year. I am a huge fan of thriller, so when I read the synopsis of the book, I knew I would most likely love it. What I didn't realize is how much more I would love it than other thrillers that I've read. It had so many characters that contributed to the main plot of the story, that is honestly made it so difficult to figure out who was doing what and exactly what was going down. The plot twist at the [...]

    15. DNF on page 27. The writing it too stilted and juvenile for me. That may seem harsh, but it's the truth. So I thought I would peek to the end and see who the killer was, and the motive, and ohmigod. So glad I quit. EYEROLLLLLL.Do not recommend. There are much better thrillers out there. See me for recs.

    16. 3.5 stars for this advance copy of an upcoming YA thriller. Reading this book had the adrenaline-rush of watching a movie like "Friday the 13th" or "I Know What You Did Last Summer". There is real danger and an increasing body count while a group of teenagers decides they can't trust the cops and decide to deal with a trail of clues from a killer(s) on their own. Ultimately they begin to even doubt each other. I was totally blindsided by some of the players behind the problems with the video and [...]

    17. (I gave this four stars in the August edition of RTBR: rtbookreviews/book-re)Fans of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series and Gretchen McNeil’s Ten will love this intense chiller, with psychological suspense and romantic drama that add to the fast pace and confusion Bailey feels as she tries to discern who she can trust. The video, and the inability to remove it from the internet as it continues to impact the girls’ lives, is a sad reflection of the frustrating reality of sexual harassment in o [...]

    18. See this review and more at lilbooklovers.wordpress!Disclaimer: I received a free physical ARC of this book in a giveaway and am reviewing this book as part of The Bakersville Dozen blog tour. This will not affect my review.Overall Thoughts: I’m pretty neutral about the book. I really liked the premise and thought it had so much potential. I know because I read this all in two to three days when I had an overnight trip in Nashville. Did I couldn’t stop reading at times? Yes. But I’m having [...]

    19. I received a copy of this book from Skyhorse Publishing in exchange for an honest review.You never know what you're getting when you go into a thriller. Some are great, some are bad, most fall somewhere in the middle. But there was something really intriguing about this book that made me very excited to pick it up.And holy macaroni, this was good. You know that slightly panicky feeling you get in your chest when you watch scary movies too late in the evening? I definitely got a bit of that with [...]

    20. “Stepping into my airy kitchen, I felt like I was floating—a prickly, unsteady kind of floating that made the entire scene seem unreal.” I was extremely stoked to finally read The Bakersville Dozen by the lovely Kristina McBride. With the blurb describing it as a mix of Gone Girl and Pretty Little Liars, it sounded right up my alley. The Bakersville Dozen are a group of girls who were featured in a video, which was released anonymously and is completely untraceable, that gives them all ris [...]

    21. I loved this author's suspenseful, tense writing style. She has a good grasp of teens, the issues they face, and what they like to read. (She had a love triangle in there. That was a must when I was a teen.) I wanted to keep reading and finished the book in three days. The mystery was a good one and she was able to put a creepy feel into it, which I love. There were plenty of suspects, red herrings, and lots going on. It kept me guessing all the way to the end.There were some things about this b [...]

    22. It's Bailey's senior year. She's got the perfect boyfriend, Jude, a good bff, Hannah, and an in with the popular girls at school. Unfortunately, that in is because of a sex video someone released back in September labeling 13 girls, The Bakersville Dozen. Bailey was the odd one out, being labeled "Like a Virgin."But now, four of the 13 girls have gone missing and when Bailey receives a puzzling riddle, she finds the first dead body. She teams up with her brother Tripp, her bff Hannah, and an old [...]

    23. Yes, yes, yes! So glad I read this. I almost didn't because it was one of those arcs that you have to read on your computer and I only had 11 days before it'd expire, but I decided to take a chance on it. I could not stop reading. I read the whole book in one sitting. We're talking 8hrs or so in full-on engagement. I had lots of theories for this book, but they were all wrong.I love Wes and Bailey. I liked her brother and her BFF too. I thought she was the bad guy from the beginning, but I kept [...]

    24. This was a really enjoyable mystery/thriller. There are several personal reasons as to why I loved this book. First, part of the book takes place on my birthday, June 2. Secondly, it takes place in Ohio which is my home-state! I loved being able to relate to some of the locations, activities, and social norms of Ohioians. To me, it really made the story more vivid.I found the rest of the novel equally enjoyable. I loved the tension and mystery in the relation between Bailey, the main character, [...]

    25. I always like reading YA Thrillers because I feel like it’s a genre that isn’t very popular right now. We’re getting a lot of contemporary romances, fantasy, and sci fi, but we’re not getting A TON of thrillers. This book had all of the suspense of a great thriller which was really nice. The author did a really good job of making it seem like anybody could be the bad guy. I feel like sometimes books either make it really obvious who the bad guy is from the start or you have literally no [...]

    26. A really good YA thriller/murder mystery. I find that one of the challenges of YA fiction is that in order for the teenager to solve the crime, the police need to not be involved, and sometimes it's fairly unbelievable that they wouldn't be. In this case, the reason for not involving police worked well. I liked Bailey. She was a good protagonist. The secondary characters were interesting too - and I don't want to say too much more because of spoilers, but I will say that I did not guess the endi [...]

    27. I really enjoyed this book! I definitely did not see that twist coming, although I did have my suspicions about Jude because he seemed too good to be true. It was fun to compare the actions of everyone involved and try to come to my own conclusion about who did it, but I never would’ve suspected who the mastermind was! I really enjoyed the pacing and even though the characters weren’t really fleshed out, I think it worked just fine with the story. I did NOT like Hannah at all, she was so ann [...]

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