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The Basic Eight

The Basic Eight

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Flannery Culp wants you to know the whole story of her spectacularly awful senior year. Tyrants, perverts, tragic crushes, gossip, cruel jokes, and the hallucinatory effects of absinthe -- Flannery and the seven other friends in the Basic Eight have suffered through it all. But now, on tabloid television, they're calling Flannery a murderer, which is a total lie. It's true that high school can be so stressful sometimes. And it's true that sometimes a girl just has to kill someone. But Flannery wants you to know that she's not a murderer at all -- she's a murderess.

Flannery Culp wants you to know the whole story of her spectacularly awful senior year. Tyrants, perverts, tragic crushes, gossip, cruel jokes, and the hallucinatory effects of absinthe -- Flannery and the seven other friends in the Basic Eight have suffered through it all. But now, on tabloid television, they're calling Flannery a murderer, which is a total lie. It's true that high school can be so stressful sometimes. And it's true that sometimes a girl just has to kill someone. But Flannery wants you to know that she's not a murderer at all -- she's a murderess.

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Publish date: Oct 13, 2009
Added to Scribd: Aug 27, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780061860317
List Price: $9.99

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jenneb_2 reviewed this
Rated 1/5
It started out great, but then about halfway through I began to hate it. I never did finish it, so maybe it got great again. I doubt it.
librarybrandy reviewed this
Rated 4/5
This book was good--a fairly quick, engrossing read. I'm hesitant to say too much about the plot, as it was very reminiscent of another book--but to mention the title will totally ruin The Basic Eight, so you're best off just reading it for itself, and waiting until you're finished to put it down and rant, "That was just like ______________!"

In fact, the ending is why I only gave it 4 stars, instead of the 5 I was thinking it deserved until that point.
lefou_1 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
I don't know that there are words. Just know that you need to read this book.
flemmily reviewed this
Rated 3/5
It took me a while to slog through this. It was well written and somewhat interesting but for some reason just didn't grab me. I loved the reminder about being pretentious in high school though; I think this is the only time in one's life when being pretentious is charming.
annenoise reviewed this
Rated 3/5
Scathing, self-aware, hilarious and occasionally desperately shocking. An adult Lemony Snicket for the kids who were smart in high school and didn't know how to control their raging hormones. Slightly confusing drift towards the ending - I feel the sense of open-ended narrative was purposeful, but still feels drifting in a sea of sharp humor and characters. Flan is a particularly entertaining heroine that collapses into her own delusional view of what her life is, and the supporting cast is perfect in their cliches. The final party of the novel reminds me of more than one similar party, minus the murderous mayhem.
shatteredreflections reviewed this
This book completely blew my mind at the end. I knew something fishy was going on but really, I had not thought that. It is also sad how much like high school this book actually seems. You would like to think that most teen's are not that shallow. I originally bought this book because some of my favorite childrens books are The Series of Unfortunate Events that Handler wrote as Lemony Snicket...I really enjoyed the book, but it was nice and depressing at the same time.
2happy_camper2 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
This is the kind of book that invites rereading--as soon as I finished it, I wanted to go back and reread it with an eye towards picking up all the subtle clues that pointed towards the resolution. It's a lot of fun (in a morbid way, at least after a certain point) and the whole time you can see things coming together and at the same time coming apart, and building up to what we know (from the introduction) is going to happen.
lenoreva reviewed this
Rated 4/5
This cheeky yet somewhat confusing novel is by Daniel Handler, the genius that brought us Lemony Snickett's series of unfortunate events. The book is series of journal entries by Flannery Culp, one of the notorious teenage members of the basic eight who are accused of murder. Many of the journal entries are followed by a list of vocabulary words and study questions. I liked the "high concept" nature of the book and the unique structure, but I found the plot and resolution somewhat muddied. Still, well worth the read.
airdna_2 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
A darkly comic look at coming of age at the turn of the 20th century. Reminiscent of the movie Heathers, this is a smart and biting satire of modern culture and teenage concerns, by the author otherwise known as Lemony Snicket. With a suprise ending that makes you want to go back and re-read the whole thing again.
alleybelle reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Who among us (people who are teenagers, and were once teenagers) can say that they haven't had fantasies of murder? Of course most of us can say that we haven't acted on those fantasies, Flannery Culp however can't make that boast, which is why we love her.

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