Sam Hopkins is a kind, funny and sarcastic teenager who you can’t help but like. Unfortunately, as a preacher’s son, most kids in his high school aren’t super comfortable around him because they think they have to act good and respectful around him. When Sam finds a way to tarnish his reputation a little and hopefully open doors to make more friends, things get very complicated, even crazy and dangerous, thus the title, Crazy Dangerous. You are reading along what seems to be very predictable plot then things take a complete turn. Shortly after you think you’re back on track, knowing exactly where Klavan is going he throws you another curve ball. If you are easily scared, be prepared to sleep with a night light on as it gets a bit creepy in a few spots. The last few chapters are real nail-biters and a little surprise is snuck in at the very end.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Thomas Nelson
Violence/Gore: Several (16) brief incidents including character joking about wanting to get shot because he’s embarrassed; verbal threats; second hand reports of fighting; characters getting hit and beat up; character getting shot at; murder; destruction of property with no casualties. Three extended incidents of creepy scenes.
Sex/Nudity: One brief incident of two characters kissing.
Mature Subject Matter:
Characters stealing property; mention of teenager with no father and a neglectful mother.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Teenagers drinking beer; second hand report of DUI including car accident; smoking at a bar; teenagers possibly taking performance enhancing drugs.