Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sketchy Behavior

Sketchy Behavior 

Paperback, ebook

August 27, 2011

by Erynn Mangum

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310721444

Drawing Conclusions or Drafting Disaster?

Other than harboring a somewhat obsessive fondness for Crispix and completely swearing-off boys after a bad date (don’t ask), sixteen-year-old Kate Carter is about as ordinary as they come, except for her two notable talents: art and sarcasm. 

After an introduction to forensic sketching in her elective art class, Kate discovers a third and most unexpected gift: criminal profiling. Her photo-quality sketch helps the police catch a wanted murderer and earns her celebrity status in South Woodhaven Falls. 

But when that murderer appears to be using his friends to exact revenge, Kate goes from local hero to possSble target. Will she manage to survive? Will life ever be normal again? And will local news anchor Ted Deffle ever stop sending her flowers?

My thoughts (review by Jenna):  SKETCHY BEHAVIOR is funny in a weird sort of way. She does have an extreme talent of sarcasm. She had one bad date that she doesn't talk about but she refuses to talk to any boy after that. Basically, she's a social nobody who draws the unwelcome attention of a terrorist and now she's become the center of attention for the entire state. 

I wasn't entirely impressed with this book. If it was supposed to be a Christian book, the faith message was very very weak. It was just another young adult book that wasn't all that well-written.  

I purchased a copy, but not from Amazon. I was not required to write a review.  3 stars.  

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Thank you for your honest review. The blurb doesn't even appear to me and then to know there's not really a faith message disappoints more.

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