Waiting on Wednesday (16)

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The Babysitter Murders
Janet Ruth Young
May 3, 2011

Everyone has weird thoughts sometimes. But for seventeen-year-old Dani Solomon, strange thoughts have taken over her life. She loves Alex, the little boy she babysits, more than anything. But one day, she has a vision of murdering him that's so gruesome, she can't get it out of her mind. In fact, Dani's convinced that she really will kill Alex. She confesses the thoughts to keep him safe, setting off a media frenzy that makes "Dani Death" the target of an extremist vigilante group.

Through the help of an uncoventional psychiatrist, Dani begins to heal her broken mind. But will it be too late? The people of her community want justice . . . and Dani's learning that some thoughts are better left unsaid.

Okay I know what your thinking Katie really is crazy. No, well okay yes just a tad, but let me explain! I completely adore books that put you into the mind of an unconventional character. Seriously, what is more unconventional than a babysitter that has thoughts about killing the kids she watches? I can't wait for this book! It definitely will be interesting to find out why Dani is having these odd thoughts and what will happen with the whole "Dani Death" crowd.

Crazy Katie


  1. It seems kind of creepy ... but I guess you're right, it also sounds very interesting !! =)

  2. Uhhh this both scares the hell out of me and fascinates me! Sounds great though! :D

    Great pick!

  3. Really interesting pick! I love unsuspecting and unconventional characters, too. :]

  4. This sounds deliciously creepy and awesome at the same time! I think reading about Dani would be super interesting - great choice!

  5. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds super interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That looks like a good book. :)

  7. Wow, I might be crazy too ;), because I think this book sounds fascinating. I also love unconventional, unreliable characters. I'd never heard of this book before now, but it has definitely just made my Goodreads upcoming-releases list. Awesome, original pick. :)

  8. Wow. That definitely sounds edgy. Great pick :)

  9. Hi Elodie! Yes, creepy and awesome seem to describe it perfectly! haha ;)
    Hey Melissa! Haha! :D Thanks!
    Hi Alissa! I can't wait to get to know Dani!
    Hi Tara! Totally! :)
    I wish it was out now! lol
    Hey Canadian Girl! I saw the cover on goodreads and it immediately grabbing my attention.
    Hi Beth! Doesn't it! :)
    Hey Kat! Thank you Kat! :D
    Hi Juju! I agree, totally edgy! Thanks Juju!

  10. Wow I have not heard of this one, but it just the title made me interested. :)