Dark Companion - YA Review by Alyissa S

Reader: Alyissa S
Age: 12
Title: Dark Companion
Author: Marta Acosta
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Pub Date: 07/03/12
Galley: No
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: 
There are several compelling reasons to read the book. The first reason was when she made that fire and jumped off the school building. The second reason was Jake wrote Jane a song but she didn't know. The third reason was at the end when she said her hair was on fire. The fourth reason was when she went back to her friend's house in Helmsdale. The fifth reason was when she got that scholarship to go to that school.

I was disappointed with the book because it ended on a cliff hanger and because the book was boring in the middle.
Before I read Dark Companion I thought it would be a ghost story. But it actually turned out to be a vampire story. Dark Companion was a mysterious book that leaves the readers hanging on to the edge of their seats. This book has you wondering questions like, ‘’Why was she chosen?’’ ‘’What happened to Claire?’’ ‘’Will the author make another book?’’
Who knows - read the book to find out.

Memorable or Forgettable: The poems keep me into the book. I can picture everything that is happening.
Cover: I like the cover but it doesn't reflect the contents at all.
Age Range: 12 through 13
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal
Additional Comments: Dark Companion pulls you into the book with the very first word and makes you wonder about a lot of things.

tags:  vampires / ya lit

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