Thursday, January 24, 2013

Grade A Stupid by A.J. Lape

Grade A Stupid (The Darcy Walker Series) A J Lape
Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker's parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name: Darcy, meaning "dark walker." Whether that was a stroke of genius or stroke of stupid, they definitely nailed the irony. She lacks direction, her grades stink despite a high IQ, she's boringly average--although flirting admirers claim otherwise--and God help her, she's infatuated with a bad-boy.

A bad-boy that her hottie best friend, Dylan, wishes would get acquainted with his fist.

And, oh yeah, there's that tattoo that was a royally stupid idea.

With her life spiraling out of control, everything changes when she skips class and finds a dead fact, it gets worse. It jump starts Darcy's inner-verb, and her brain hardwired for action gets caught up in a situation she can’t let go.

Set in the fictional Cincinnati town of Valley, Ohio, Darcy falls into a world of threats, violence, and gangland exploits chasing down every clue to finger the murderer. When a fellow misfit is fingered for the crime, Darcy goes from zero-to-sixty trying to clear his name--constructing aliases, breaking the law, everything that makes perfect sense to her but reeks of Grade A Stupid to everyone else.

Trouble is...will she live to see 16?
I adored this book. 
The story is fresh, young and hip.  I think it is hip at the age of 39 I may not know anymore. 
The story is also logical.  Which is according to me, is a major plus point. 
Darcy, at the age of 15 is a beautiful young girl with ADD and an above average IQ.  She is also bored easily and all girl around the hunk in school. 
I think most if not all YA will love this book.  It is fun and Darcy is a very likeable character. I can also not see any parent taking offence or seeing this as being negative. 
I give this a 5 * rating.  Partly because I loved to read it and partly because I am convinced you will love to read it as well.
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