I've always enjoyed every Andrew Klavan book I've read. They've all been from his young adult/teen categories, but they aren't childish like a lot of Christian books for young readers. 'Crazy Dangerous' is no acception to that rule. I was actually kind of surprised by how rough some of the circumstances are. The main character, Sam Hopkins, gets beat up several times by some typical school bullies. The descriptions are quite contrite.
Switching over to the role of critic, I have to say that this book started off very slowly. Yeah, Sam almost gets hit by a train within the first 2-3 chapters, but after that, it's kind of a lot of running around. Literally, he likes running up and down the hills just outside of town. It's a strange past-time for a kid his age, but I guess to each his own.
Once your invested, it's actually a very engrossing story. Jennifer is a very intriguing. I've always been drawn to the 'Luna Lovegood' sort of characters. Very wispy and mysterious.
All these things considered, if you're willing to invest a few hours to being sucked into the story, then it's worth the wait.
~J. Butler Smith~
I received this book as part of the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Book Review Program. In exchange for a free copy of this book, I gave an honest review of the above-mentioned title.