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The Box in the Woods, by Maureen Johnson

fridgemagnet's review

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2.0

i feel nauseous.

this books sucked, quite literally. why does maureen write such a good mystery and then pick the worst killer. like i wouldn’t have guessed the person but then again they kinda came out of nowhere.

also why the hell is david the manipulative, ken-doll version of superman. like he’s always there in the ‘nick of time’ it’s fucking confusing.

ALSO HE CALLS HER ‘PRINCESS’?
i literally just vomited onto my phone. where did it even come from, he’s scary, i’m scared of him. and to summarise i could not care less about their relationship, i get it, david is a mildly attractive white guy. but stevie please, find anyone else. and if i read any more about his ‘brown curls’ i will ‘accidentally’ throw my kindle into the blender.

anyways, moving on. this series did exactly what i hoped wasn’t going to happen. it truly should’ve ended at book 3 because that’s when the story finished, there was no need to continue because every relationship had already been established and developed. now it’s turned into a ‘diary of a wimpy kid’ situation where there is no development and time has lost its meaning. i hate it. this is exactly what happens when a fanbase won’t allow an author to stop writing.

the story is done. move on.

anyways this was a bore and made me want to cry at the best of times and scream at the worst.

kaciereads's review

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2.0

2.5 stars. SO much slower than the Truly, Devious trilogy. It dragged throughout and the ending reveal was just ok

aaddrienne's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

ms_tro's review

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N.E.N.

pyromastyx's review

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

viridianreading's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0

kenya200518's review

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adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

sennab3's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.5

isabellaaraujo's review against another edition

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funny mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

rks97's review against another edition

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4.0

Ahh it was so fun being back with the squad - Stevie, Nate, Janelle and David! I really liked the small-town aspect of this mystery and unlike the first three books in this series, this is more of a standalone story so it wraps itself up by the end. Also, the ending has perfectly set up a possible book 5?? Fingers crossed for an announcement from Maureen Johnson soon!