"What Happened to Cass McBride?" reviewed by Katie on June 24, 2009

What Happened to Cass McBride?
Gail Giles
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Cass McBride is the girl that everyone wants to be like: she's smart, pretty, popular, and it seems her life is perfect. When social outcast David Kirby asks her out, she declines in the hope that if she does it politely enough, he will still vote for her for homecoming queen. Later on, she leaves a note for her friend entailing what she REALLY thinks of David, only for him to find it. This supposedly leads David to hang himself, pinning a note of his own to his body. Broken by the loss of his younger brother, Kyle Kirby plans revenge on Cass, who he believes is responsible for his brother's death, and does the unthinkable. Amidst his pain and poor psychological well-being, he kidnaps her, buries her alive. An air system barely keeps her breathing, which is enough for Kyle to torture her, via a walkie talkie that he has implanted in Cass's "grave". However, Cass knows her way with words, and may be able to save herself from her underground prison if she says the right things. But can she do it before it's too late? "What Happened to Cass McBride?" was an intense thriller that makes the reader keep turning pages, even if they desperately want to stop. Amazing.
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I would not recommend "What Happened to Cass McBride?" to claustrophobes, as many scenes were graphic and highly descriptive in nature. I am personally not claustrophobic, yet I shook as I read this book. I believe that this book was amazing, but frightening, so I would recommend it to anyone and everyone that can handle it.
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