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July 24, 2013

If Only... (3)

If only Ten by Gretchen McNeil were a movie.

Haven't read the book yet? Here's a taste:

Don't spread the word!
Three-day weekend. Party at White Rock House on Henry Island.
You do NOT want to miss it.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
Honestly, that cover alone is enough to make me wish that Ten were a movie. Add in the synopsis and I think it would have the potential to be a major box office hit.

Personally, I'm not a horror movie fan because I'm basically a scaredy cat--let's face it, just reading this book at night was a bad idea on my part. However, when done right, I've seen just how much success these types of films can have. People enjoy thrillers, teenagers especially, so the ages of the characters would definitely draw in a large crowd.

Unlike a handful of scary movies, the suspense and gore in Ten is not senseless. There's a real story behind the murders that take place, one that may be a bit predictable but still manages to keep you on the edge of your seat.

If Ten ever became a movie, I'd consider going to see it. That's how much I love the story.

I've said my piece; what do you think?
Feel free to sound off in the comments!

That's all for this week, folks. Thanks for tuning in. :)

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