Messed up by Molly Owens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What starts as a vicious
prank one dark summer night leads sixteen year-old Chelsea Mallory
plummeting into a MESSED UP world of obsession, a clandestine
fraternity, a lost fortune, murder and ultimately a scramble to save her
His eyes are blue like midnight. That is the first
thing Chelsea notices about smooth talking, insanely hot Levi Bennett.
Then, there is the way her stomach is hijacked by a pack of butterflies
doing a full-on hip hop dance every time she sees him. How can anyone,
even a sensible girl like Chelsea, be expected to think straight under
those circumstances? Chelsea’s infatuation leads her to play the bait in
a cruel practical joke on her friend Toby; a prank that leaves
Chelsea’s hands bloody and Toby missing. Amid the mysterious
disappearance, Chelsea realizes that she has gotten in over her head
with Levi; a guy who knows exactly how to keep Chelsea where he wants
her. Struggling to navigate her way out of a seemingly hopeless
situation, Chelsea discovers that the real threat to her safety is not
Levi after all, but an evil man and his army of boy soldiers who will
stop at nothing to find a coveted treasure. Chelsea must learn that
although she may be young, and she may be small, when she uses her brain
she can kick some serious ass.
The best way I can describe this book is by mentioning the movies The Skull and a lil bit of National Treasures. You add those together and it shows a bit of the effedupness that erupts within the pages of this book.
Chelsea just lost her bff to a new country. Hannah’s dad has been transferred to Scotland of all places and the next 2 years of Chelsea’s high school career is down her one and only friend. What to do? Well for starters theres a boy who seems to be completely in love with her, why not kill a bit of time with him, not romantically but to move her summer along faster.
What starts out as something oh so innocent turns into kidnapping, murder, abuse and torture. Along the clusterfuck of a ride Chelsea thought was only blissful happiness has her running for her life. No one is who they seem and she cant trust anyone not even herself. Her obsession makes her turn a blind eye as people around her get hurt. She’s in too deep but she needs to pull the reins in before everything falls apart.
I’ve read a lot of reviews about needing a sequel but I think this young girl thought she could play these evil people but what she doesn’t get is that they are always one step ahead of her. She may have saved herself but its open season on her friends and family.
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