Review of The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery



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‘You have been tagged. Let the games begin.’

 

The 100 Society tells the tale of a group of students that decide to take up a reckless challenge. A challenge that they believe at the worst could risk suspension from school. Sounds like a familiar plot right? The reader  would assume that next to come for the five would be a Breakfast Club type scenario where the five act as the reckless, risk-taking teens they are. If only it was that simple, but nothing is simple when it comes to becoming a member of the 100 society.

 

Tag 100 locations around the city with a letter of the alphabet, and if successful they will become members of the 100 society. Yet the closer the group gets to the mark, the higher the stakes are raised and the farther the story goes from having that Breakfast Club feeling.

 

The story predominantly follows Grace, the girl determined to finish the challenge of 100 tags in 100 locations to earn a place in the prestigious ‘100 Society.” Through Grace we meet her ‘partners in crime’ so to speak which include Trick, Faith, Pete, and Ed. While the five are the main characters in the story there are other characters that leave an impression, these being Sylvester, Cassie, and Daniel respectfully. Sylvester is a groundskeeper at the school, Cassie the sweet natured and fashion focused beauty, while Daniel is the loner and misfit. While Cassie, Sylvester, and Daniel don’t have large parts in the story, and are not the core characters, their placement in the 100 Society play a pivotal role in the plot.

 

The truth is too dangerous.

 

Murder. Trauma. Suspicion. Problematic young love.

 

Pete likes Grace

Faith likes Pete

Grace likes Trick

 

‘I’ve got a feeling the madness has only just begun.’

 

The 100 Society has it all, with a cinematic feel that leaves the reader feeling like they are reading the screenplay of a movie. The characters and the plot reminded me of films comparable to the bubblegum horror of  I know what you did last summer, and Scream.  Spradberry kept my attention and left me wanting to  know how it all would end. I was eager to see if my suspicions of the Reaper’s true form were correct, and Spradberry continuously kept me guessing.

 

Thanks to the cinematic finesse of Spradberry’s writing, The 100 Society is a brilliant summer read. If you’re a fan of  suspense with twists, and artistic psychopaths that bring life to art, then this book is for you. The 100 Society is after all, so much more than art painted upon a page.

 

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