Title: The Stranger by Caroline B. Cooney
Summary: From the first moment she sees him in class, Nicoletta is drawn to Jethro, fascinated by his dark, mysterious face. She is attracted yet repelled, interested but afraid. Nicoletta becomes obsessed, unable to think of any-thing but this strange boy.
But she knows so little about him.
Until she follows him to a deserted cave on the edge of town… and learns the truth.
Jethro is not like the others. No, not at all.
He has a terrifying secret. A secret no one must ever find out.
Tagline: He’s not like all the other guys
Notes: I will use “Bad Guy” throughout my reviews to refer to the anonymous killer/prankster/whatever. Doesn’t mean it’s a guy. I will now refer to the bad guy as “Muffin Man” because of The Mall. Nope, no bad guys.
Warning: I like this. A lot. Despite its faults.
Further Warning: This story is Twilight. Really. Only it gets to the point quicker. And it’s a lot less offensive.
Once again, Mimi has provided her copy of the front cover, which gives a much better idea of what this book will be about.
[Wing: I agree, Mimi’s cover wins this one. I enjoyed this, though not as much as Dove did. Mostly, I found it ridiculous.]
I thought I’d read this before, and that Jethro was a dickhead who invited our protagonist to play a “dangerous” game, which involved scaring people. Apparently that was Twins. This I had not read before.
[Wing: Gee, that certainly makes me want to read Twins immediately — wait, is the dude in Twins actually named Jethro too? Because that is ridiculous.]