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Read-Through Thursday: Dead Girl Walking

This is a series wherein I will discuss whatever book I’m reading or have just finished.  Feel free to post in the comments what you’re reading or your own thoughts about the books I discuss.

Dead Girl Walking by Linda Joy Singleton

This is the beginning of a series about Amber Borden, a high school student with ambition and drive.  Unfortunately, someone else’s driving mistake almost costs her her life.  Amber finds herself in a heaven-like place with her dead Grammy Greta and her dead dog, Cola.  Grammy gives her directions to get back to her body, and warns her about Dark Lifers, evil beings who suck the life force from people like her who will glow after her experience out of her body.

But Amber takes a wrong turn and wakes up in the body of the most popular girl in school.  Will Amber figure out how to get back into her own body before her body is harvested for organs to save others?  Can Amber save Leah, the girl whose body she currently inhabits?

I got sucked into this story very quickly.  I cared about Amber so early on, in fact, that I almost stopped reading before she “died” because I didn’t want anything bad to happen to her.  I’m glad I continued, though.  Amber’s attempt to save herself, her friends, Leah and members of Leah’s family was definitely worth the read.

I believe there are 2 more books in the series.

My discussion today, however, has to do with the fact that I read this on my Kindle.  As I said, the story was fine; but there were so many typos and missing words as to be distracting.  I really hope this phenomenon is specific to the Kindle version and isn’t in the print book.  So, why is the Kindle version so poorly executed?  How did this happen?  Do publishers think readers won’t care?  Do other electronic versions have the same problems?

Argh.

Okay, don’t let this dissuade you from giving the book a try, whether in print or in an electronic format.  Then come back and let me know what you think.

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