The Cheerleaders Book Review

August 22, 2018 / 0 comments

The Cheerleaders Book ReviewThe Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Published by Penguin, Random House on July 31st 2018
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it’s not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica’s world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad’s desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn’t over. Some people in town know more than they’re saying. And somehow Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.

Angie’s Thoughts:

The Cheerleaders is a wild ride of suspense, who done it and questioning everything you thought was true. It left me guessing right up to the ending.

This book switches pov’s between Monica and Jennifer. We read more of Monica’s pov than Jennifer’s. You see Jennifer died so we get a glimpse of what led up to her death. Within a month all 5 cheerleaders were dead and as Monica unravels the truth it may be more sinister than what we think.

I could not put this book down. I needed to know what happened. I needed to see if my guesses were true which, btw, they weren’t. I was so engrossed in Monica’s and Jennifer’s stories that I even had a nightmare about them. To me that’s a great book if it stays in your mind and you dream about it.

The only reason this book is getting a 4 is that I didn’t like how it ended. It could’ve been included in the story and had a better ending. Other than that I loved it! Plus that cover!!

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About Kara Thomas

Kara Thomas is a true crime addict and the author of THE DARKEST CORNERS, LITTLE MONSTERS, and THE CHEERLEADERS, all published by Delacorte Press. You can find her on Twitter (@karatwrites), Instagram (@kara__thomas), or at

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