Published by Simon Pulse on September 2, 2008
Genres: Young Adult
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Horrifying. Haunting. Disturbing.
I had no idea what this book was about before I started listening. I just knew it was by Elizabeth Scott and since I’ve enjoyed every book by her, I’ll read anything she writes. I was horrified. I was a bit shocked. I almost stopped listening. I wanted to. But I couldn’t.
Living Dead Girl is a horrifyingly emotional story about a 10 year old that is kidnapped and sexually abused. Her abductor tries to keep her a little girl forever. The writing is haunting, well done, and has great pacing. Thankfully, because of the topic, this is a short novel (only 3 discs). Though this was hard to read/listen to, I think it’s an important story. It’s so easy to look away, to accept the excuses, to ignore the red flags and the little voice in your head that something is wrong. In my opinion, we as a society need to pay more attention and not be so afraid to speak up! I truly admire Elizabeth Scott for doing such a wonderful job tackling this subject.
The audiobook of Living Dead Girl is read by Kate Reinders. I thought her narration was perfect at capturing the tone and emotions of the story.