October 14, 2010

It Started with a Dare by Lindsay Faith Rech


Self-proclaimed nobody CG Silverman sees her move to an upscale new school as her chance to be somebody different. Her devil-may-care attitude attracts the in-clique, and before CG realizes it, a routine game of truth or dare launches her to iconic status.
While this rebel image helps secure CG’s newfound popularity, it also propels her through a maze of unprecedented chaos, with each new lie and every dare opening doors that, in most cases, were better off left shut.

CG is on a collision course with disaster. Will she be able to keep up the façade? Or will the whole world find out she’s a fraud?

Epic Wins:

  • Alex: I’ll be blunt about this. If it wasn’t for the shred of hope that she might get Alex back I would NOT have finished the book. He may have only been in one scene but I wanted her to realize he was the one she should be wanting (not her 29 year old teacher or the manipulative 19 years old) but she didn’t for a while. I knew she still loved him because still wore the friendship bracelet.
  • Glory: The spunky redhead who wears over sized overalls. OK so she wasn’t the cutest sounding girl but she was the best (excluding Alex). Out of all the people CG meets with in her new town Glory is my favorite. She is always herself. Never contradicts herself, or lies, or you know creates a fake identity online and flirts with her English teacher. The best friend you could ever ask for but CG finds that out too late.
  • Sammie: A big, sweet teddy bear. Unfortunately she finds herself corrupted by the worst crowd of friends which leads to some pretty nasty conclusions.
  • The fact that CG had to get popular by lying only to realize the truth of who she really was, she had to become someone else to find out she liked who she was. All I’m saying is literary genius! Although what a waste of time for CG
  • The Message (part one): Be the absolute best you, not who you think you want to be but who you truly are. Something teens really need to hear! CG learns the hard way that being you is way easier then lying to reach the top.
  • The Message (part two): Lying sucks! You keep building and building laying more and more cement down until you seal yourself in. When you try to work your way out of it, it’s hard to break through the dried cement. It’s harder than building it was.
  • Some of the words that come out of that girl’s mouth! Sure she swears for real, and then inserts the cuss words in weird sequences, but the funniest thing she does is make up the weirdest things. I’m pretty sure one of them is about antelope poop…just sayin.
  • There was no sex! Most books don't offer that
  • A really quick read, the pace was very nice.

Epic Fail:

  • I know its a book about lying but there was a LOT of lying, like crazy I-jumped-over-the-moon type lying.
  • She had a thing for older men. I felt this was weird. 
  • CG as her self amazed me but when she lied she annoyed me. 


If it wasn’t for Alex and the ending I would not like this book, as is, I say it was OK. I most likely won't recommend it but eh if you don’t mind obscenities,a  lying 15 year old, and a lot of DRAMA then this is your book. Me, not so much my cup of hot chocolate!

Just sayin,

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate your review even though you didn't love the book. Thanks for taking the time to blog about DARE!

    :-) Lindsay Faith Rech :-)


Let me know what you think was an epic win or an epic fail, or if you feel like it make robot sound like beep beep boo bop. Really I could careless just keep it clean.