Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green

Title: Truth or Dare
Series: Truth or Dare #1
Author: Jacqueline Green
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 14th 2013
Pages: 389
Source: Audiobook, Library

Summary from Goodreads:
When a simple round of truth or dare spins out of control, three girls find it’s no longer a party game. It’s do or die.

It all started on a whim: the game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin “Angel” Thomas to prove she’s more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn’t eventhere; she was hiding behind her camera like usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long after the party has ended, they’re forced to play along—or risk exposing their darkest secrets.

How far will Tenley, Caitlin and Sydney go to keep the truth from surfacing? And who’s behind this twisted game?


I have to agree with the masses that this story is very Pretty Little Liars esque, except in Truth or Dare fashion. A group of High School girls start getting mysterious notes that dare them to do one thing or other else a horrible truth about them will be shared. Of course these girls have all kinds of skeletons in their closets – plastic surgery, pyromania, therapy sessions, you name it – so the dares were always less threatening than the truths.

It’s not that I got bored with the story, the premise itself kept the plot moving, but I was hoping for more. I wish the girls would have tried to find out who the darer was, rather than occasionally point fingers based on little to no evidence. Or at least show a little resistance. The darer kept setting these girls up and leaking the truths anyway and yet the girls kept playing along with very little fight or whit. I was just hoping for something more to the story to make it less repetitive.

And despite the dramatic ending, I just feel very ‘meh’ about this one. The girls all read very similarly and lacked much by way of a personality. This was all very stereotypical high school. I think I’m just too old for this one *le sigh*. I would recommend it to a younger audience who like Pretty Little Liars.

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