This is a horror story, told by the perspective of a rebellious, artsy, teenager named Alexis and her younger sister, Kasey. Kasey has always collected dolls, but one in particular seems to cause some strange occurences. Kasey's behavior begins to become more and more peculiar, and the same is for her speech and memory. The book finally climaxes when Alexis discovers that ghosts are oh too real, and that Kasey is being possessed by a very evil one. Alexis joins forces with an unlikely help, and they fight to stop Kasey before she does the unspeakable.
I thought the plot was exciting, suspenseful, and actually well-written. It had a couple bumps, but the author quickly captured the reader back. I even liked the inclusion of a little romance, that was just too sweet and developed. The only complaint I have is that I felt the author could have committed to the creepy ghost. I mean, it was great when it finally climaxed, but otherwise the horror was slightly lacking.
At first I was not a big fan of the rebellious, too-good-for-the-world kind of girl. But as the story went on I learned that there was much more than the overused, irritating character stereotype I had put her as. She actually contained a lot of potential, and the author developed her just right. However, I can't say the same for Kasey. Even though she was a victim, I found her quite irritating and too childish for the age she was. I also didn't enjoy her strange social patterns even when she wasn't possessed.
It was good. The author did write along a fairly easy subject, but managed to execute it quite well. However, some of the suspense was missing, the minor characters were a bit lacking, and (most of all) it was a tad too safe for such an edgy subject. If only she had taken it one more step further. In all, Bad Girls Don't Die was a good book with an enticing main