Andrew Klavan's book, Crazy Dangerous, tells the story of Sam Hopkins, a preacher's kid who has fallen in with the wrong crowd - car thieves and thugs - because he is tired of being "unapproachable." When he sees one of those thugs harassing Jennifer, a schoolmate who is a little different, he defends her and gains a new "strange" friend. Jennifer confides in Sam about scary visions of demons, the devil and voices that she hears, and she calls Sam her "magic" friend claiming that he can make them go away. Everyone Sam talks to about Jennifer's visions tells him that she is a very sick girl and there is no truth to her visions, but Sam believes otherwise and is determined to get to the bottom of it which in the end is a very dangerous choice.
This book was a very quick read and kept me wondering what was going to happen next, but it scared me because parts of the story could and do actually happen. As I got closer to the end, I had a good idea of who Jennifer's "demons" were in real life. Even though this book is supposed to be for young adults, I wouldn't recommend it for teenagers. I found parts of it disturbing, and I am not sure that the mind of a teenager can actually grasp the seriousness of those parts.
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