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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Choker by Elizabeth Woods.

"Sixteen-year-old Cara Lange has been a loner ever since she moved away from her best and only friend, Zoe, years ago. She eats lunch with the other girls from the track team, but they're not really her friends. Mostly she spends her time watching Ethan Gray from a distance, wishing he would finally notice her, and avoiding the popular girls who call her "Choker" after a humiliating incident in the cafeteria. 

Then one day Cara comes home to find Zoe waiting for her. Zoe's on the run from problems at home, and Cara agrees to help her hide. With her best friend back, Cara's life changes overnight. Zoe gives her a new look and new confidence, and next thing she knows, she's getting invited to parties and flirting with Ethan. Best of all, she has her BFF there to confide in.

But just as quickly as Cara's life came together, it starts to unravel. A girl goes missing in her town, and everyone is a suspect—including Ethan. Worse still, Zoe starts behaving strangely, and Cara begins to wonder what exactly her friend does all day when she's at school. You're supposed to trust your best friend no matter what, but what if she turns into a total stranger?" - GoodReads

Hardcover, 233 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Source: Borders Bookstore.

I had been looking forward to reading Choker since I saw the cover. The pink and the trees and the black rose with the title...oh my gosh, I loved it all. I had been debating with myself for a while what I should get with the last little bit of my Border's Christmas gift card and I finally decided on this one. As I was waiting for it to arrive in the mail all of these reviews started popping up about it. Some were good, some were bad, some were in the middle, so I started getting a little nervous. In the middle books bum me out more than bad books. 
I thought I had been cover duped and I hate that. 
But I have to say, I was surprised when I read Choker. I ended up pretty much reading it in one sitting and it has been forever since I have done that.

Right now, psychological thrillers are what I am craving and Choker definitely satisfied. I guessed the ending about 30 pages in, but it really didn't effect the rest of the story. Mostly because the rest of the time I was reading I was trying to decide if what I thought was correct or if I was thinking something totally crazy.
The way Elizabeth Woods writes is awesome. I was totally enveloped in the story because of how well it was written. There were scenes that were just so awesome and creepy that I got chills. 
Elizabeth definitely knows how to keep a reader on the edge of his or her seat.

I was thinking about going into greater detail about the story and what I liked but I really don't want to give anything away. 
It was such a fun and eerie read though. I stayed up til 2 in the morning to finish it then laid in bed thinking about it for a while...and actually ending up scaring myself a couple times too. 
I would suggest giving it a go, and if you're really brave, reading it at night. 


  1. Choker sounds amazing! I agree with you the cover is gorgeous! Will check it out on amazon, it sounds like it is worth a read. Thanks for a great review.

  2. This sounds like an interesting read! I hate being duped by covers as well. I am going to have to check this one out.

  3. Glad to hear that the story hooked you! This one sounds so intriguing, I'll definitely be checking it out :)

    Nice review!

  4. I haven't heard of this! You made it sound really good :)

  5. I guessed the twist pretty much straight away too, but I still enjoyed this one. It's very dark and twisted!


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