What Happend To Cass McBride?
By Gail Giles
Date Published: May 1, 2007 By Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Page Numbers: 240 pages
Source: My wonderful, wonderful library
Cover Love: Hmm, its chilling and tells a story, yet its so simple looking. Amazing.
Summary: Kyle Kirby has planned a cruel and unusual revenge on Cass McBride, the most popular girl in school, for the death of his brother David. He digs a hole. Drugs Cass. Kidnaps her. Puts her in a box-underground. He buries her alive. But Kyle makes a fatal error: Cass knows the power of words. She uses fear as her weapon to keep her nemesis talking - and to keep herself breathing during the most harrowing 48 hours of her life.
My Thoughts: So, remember this book from my Wishlist Wednesday? Remember!? Yes, well, I got it, I read it and so here's my review for this book. YAY, right? Nope, not really? I understand. So, Cass McBride was actually shorter than I thought. I didn't even see like 240 pages, probably since the pages had about half a page or a little more of text on them with each chapter/part. The book was broken down into 3 parts, which I really liked. The three parts were told into three different POV's. The POV's of the police officer working the case, Cass, stuck in the hole and the POV of her captor.
That factor also sold me, my favorite POV would have to be either her captor's or Cass's POV. It was amazing, this book. It was thrilling, compelling and just thought provoking. All that was running through my mind was: "WILL CASS GET OUT ALIVE?" "OH NO, LET HER LIVE, GAIL GILES, PLLEEAASSEEE." Yes, that was me, I get a tab overwhelmed while reading books like this. Cass is trapped in her chamber and I like that she is calm, normally people would freak out and probably die quicker because of their screaming. They'd lose their air, but Cass, she knows how to act in situations like this. All because of her Dad's lessons. I also enjoyed reading about her background and the backgrounf of her captor as well, it wasn't to hard core, just enough. Such as, half background, half story, which was swell. I'm going to remember this book for a long time, it really exceeded my expectations for what I originally thought of it.
Have a good night everyone, Happy Readings,