Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Grade A Stupid Book #Review

Synopsis:
Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker's parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name: Darcy, meaning "dark walker." Whether that was a stroke of genius or stroke of stupid, they definitely nailed the irony. She lacks direction, her grades stink despite a high IQ, she's boringly average--although flirting admirers claim otherwise--and God help her, she's infatuated with a bad-boy.

A bad-boy that her hottie best friend, Dylan, wishes would get acquainted with his fist.

And, oh yeah, there's that tattoo that was a royally stupid idea.

With her life spiraling out of control, everything changes when she skips class and finds a dead body...in fact, it gets worse. It jump starts Darcy's inner-verb, and her brain hard-wired for action gets caught up in a situation she can’t let go.

Set in the fictional Cincinnati town of Valley, Ohio, Darcy falls into a world of threats, violence, and gangland exploits chasing down every clue to finger the murderer. When a fellow misfit is fingered for the crime, Darcy goes from zero-to-sixty trying to clear his name--constructing aliases, breaking the law, everything that makes perfect sense to her but reeks of Grade A Stupid to everyone else.

Trouble is...will she live to see sixteen? 
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My Review:
Grade A Stupid is book one in The Darcy Walker series. Fifteen year old Darcy Walker your typical teenager. Well, except for the fact that trouble seems to find her. She seems to run to danger instead of from it. Then let's not forget her extremely confusing relationship with her best friend Dylan. I'm not even sure she's aware of what's going on there. But when a dead body turns up in the dumpster across the street from school, Darcy stops at nothing to uncover the truth and prove her friend Oscar's innocence.

Even though this series is written for young adults in mind, it's a fun read that any age would find engrossing. AJ Lape has written a humorous series that kept me laughing throughout. Darcy is the type of character we can each identify with at some point during our teenage years. There's gorgeous love interests for Darcy, if she can untangle herself from the grasp of her equally handsome best friend Dylan. There's a great mystery that kept me guessing until very end, definitely a must read for everyone! Be sure to check back on my blog in the coming weeks for my review of the rest of the series.
About the Author:
A. J. Lape is the Amazon bestselling author of the Darcy Walker Series. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola--and a lifelong love affair with bacon. If the FBI ever checks her computer, she'll be wearing prison orange due to the various "wiki" articles she looks up…all in the name of career research, of course. 
Find out more about A. J. at http://www.ajlape.com




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