Review: Crazy Dangerous
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Thomas Nelson Fiction on May 1st 2012
Genres: Young Adult- Christian/Fantasy
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and—oh yeah—the weird murder and how I found out about it—you're definitely going to want to hear about that. But first, I have to tell you about the stupidest thing I ever did . . ."
Sam Hopkins is bored with his status as a preacher's kid. So when a group of guys notorious for being in trouble offers him friendship, he accepts. Before long, he has several new skills—including hot-wiring cars.
At school, there's an eccentric loner named Jennifer. When Sam defends her from being bullied, she begins to seek him out as her only friend. Her ramblings often seem illogical . . . but then start to contain grains of truth. One leads Sam to discover that one of his new friends has been killed. And then she tells him, "I'm looking for the devil." Sam doesn't know what that means, but he knows it's a matter of life and death that he figure it out.
Everyone else thinks Jennifer is suffering from schizophrenia. But Sam is starting to wonder if there could be something prophetic in her words. Discovering the truth is going to be both crazy and dangerous."
Now, I was never a pk (preachers kid) but my family has a long legacy of godly people. My grandma runs a church, my uncle is a pastor and my husband is the worship leader of the church we attend. So, I understand what its like to be under the scrutiny of the church. Being in Sam shoes felt refreshing. To get a whole new prospect of what he sees and feels, made me giddy. I liked that he is not perfect. He is human and made lots of mistakes. What showed more is his heart in fixing what he done wrong. That I truly admire.
The Lord is always searching for that one guy to do his work. The Lord never picks anyone perfect but someone who is…well normal. Sam fits this part perfectly. Lost in who he is, Sam takes on a mission of helping a girl who everyone believes is crazy. I like that Sam had faith in her when no one else did. Sam saw beyond what other saw and knew exactly what to do.
The ending is really explosive. With a dangerous plot to kill hundreds, Sam rushes to stop the plan. He helps others even when he is pursued and accused. He stops at nothing to fulfill the mission that is given to him. Sam is selfish in his action that make me admire him more.
Crazy Dangerous is an amazing action story that keeps the reader entertained till the last page. Soaring with crazy thoughts, of others you thought to be normal, it makes you think twice of what you really know about the person. Crazy Dangerous is an ambitious story that make me want more.
I give it 5 BITES!
Award winning author,screenwriter and media commentator Andrew Klavan is the author of suchinternationally bestselling novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, andDon’t Say A Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas. Andrew has been nominatedfor the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award five times and has won twice.His books have been translated around the world. His latest novel for adults,The Identity Man, has been praised by Nelson Demille as “fast paced,intelligent and thought-provoking; a great read!” Television and radio hostGlenn Beck says “Andrew Klavan never disappoints…one of the best illustrationsof the power of redemption that I’ve ever read.” His last novel Empire of Lieswas about media bias in the age of terror, and topped Amazon.com’sthriller list. Andrew has also published a series of thrillers for youngadults, The Homelanders, which follows a patriotic teenager’s battle againstjihadists. The books have been optioned to be made into movies by SummitEntertainment, the team behind the mega-successful