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by A. J. Lape

eBook Grade A Stupid: Book 1 of the Darcy Walker Series ePub
Author: A. J. Lape
Language: English
ISBN: 1478376848
ISBN13: 978-1478376842
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 14, 2012)
Pages: 376
Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
Subcategory: Young Teens
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 706
Formats: lrf mbr txt lit
ePub file: 1946 kb
Fb2 file: 1463 kb

Book One of. The Darcy Walker Series. He was the tall, dark, mysteriously handsome, and quiet one that made you wonder what was going on in his head, and that little voice in your head said it wasn’t always so honorable. He was the boy you broke all of the rules over because bad-boys equaled excitement and the rebel in you liked the ride.

Start reading Grade A Stupid (Darcy Walker Mystery Book 1) on your Kindle in under a minute. She studied English, Journalism, and Political Science at Morehead State University and left the business world when her daughters were born.

Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker's parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name: Darcy, meaning "dark walker. Whether that was a stroke of genius or stroke of stupid, they definitely nailed the irony. She lacks direction, her grades stink despite a high IQ, she's boringly average-although flirting admirers claim otherwise-and God help her, she's infatuate Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker's parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name: Darcy, meaning "dark walker.

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A backstory is woven into each book

All novels in the series are written as stand-alones, but the Darcy Walker Series has been compared to Veronica Mars meets Stephanie Plum meets Pretty Little Liars. A backstory is woven into each book. After that are the Side Hustle mysteries. Clean mature YA series for ages 13 and up due to graphic crime scenes. Side Hustle mysteries are a little grittier with big people problems

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Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker’s parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name: Darcy, meaning dark walker.

I read a review that prompted me to read this book sooner than intended. It sat on my kindle for months and wasn't even planned for awhile, but that review gave me an insane urge to read it now. And I'm glad I did.

Realistically, I'm shocked Darcy wasn't killed early on. However, kudos to the author for not making it easy for her to solve anything. And the fact of the matter is that she didn't, but rather just hit that final snag that brought everything to a head. Darcy is smart, but unable to focus on such mundane things as school. When she spots someone doing something suspicious she decides to follow him. Now normally that would just make her nosy, but when it leads her to a dead body, instead of doing what a smart person would do and call the police, she decides to get "involved". Not only does this get herself into hot water, but her friends and other innocent people too.

It's just amazing how many people allowed themselves to get caught up in this and how lucky they were to survive. This crap DOES happen in the real world, but Darcy is force unto herself. There were times I laughed, times I shuddered to think if this were my kid, and times when I thought "no way in heck", but quickly changed my tune when I thought back on growing up on the streets of Chicago. The story feels long sometimes, but when thinking about the fact that these are teenagers involved in trying to solve a murder, you realize there has to be some logical way for the author to get us to buy into that and this means building up the story while of course getting caught up in Darcy's everyday life as a confused teen. And yes, there is definitely confusion...boys popping up all over the place wanting to date her, a best friend that needs to own up to his feelings about her, and lack of any kind of real authority...she just doesn't follow any rules it seems (but her own). It made you wonder how someone so clueless about boys could ever think she could solve a murder and help a friend. Then there were some of the situations that seemed too fantastical to believe. Think: the police / lawyer situation. This is one where I let my imagination take over because there is no way they are that inept.

In the end, this was a fun read. A very well written, YA book that I would definitely recommend if you like YA books.
The title says it all "stupid". This teenage girl is afraid to talk to boys, even though all her friends seem to be boys (and gorgeous), but she's not afraid to go toe-to-toe with suspected murdering gang members. One moment she falls off her stool in the cafeteria then she's finessing her way into the secured areas of the police department. She's a tomboy and usually wears flip flops or sneakers then walks effortlessly in high heels. Do I really need to go on? This was a complete waste of my time. I would not read it again and will not be buying other books in the series.
I had a hard time rating this book because some parts are charming, witty and wonderful! Some parts are laugh-out-loud funny, especially the scenes where Darcy's klutziness takes center stage. I enjoyed Darcyville and the colorful language--like Darcy's Dad's "southern swearing" without profanity, and Darcy's hilarious euphemisms to disguise her ignorance about the-birds-and-the-bees. There is a mystery surrounding what happened to Darcy's mother, but it's clear Darcy has been deeply affected by a tragedy. Darcy is a very likeable character, even when the reader is frustrated by some of the things she does.

Despite all the good things in this book, there is way too much time spent on Darcy's teenage angst--those sections drag. However, my biggest disappointment is that some characters, especially the males, are drawn too heavy-handedly. I really didn't care for the male characters in this book. For example, Dylan is supposed to be Darcy's gorgeous and caring best friend, but he is also arrogant, entitled, and far too domineering. No matter how protective of Darcy her Dad is supposed to be, he still isn't stepping up to have "the conversation" despite Darcy's pleas for information--and you'd think he'd be more concerned about the intense relationship between Darcy and Dylan. A. J. Lape is a talented writer, and I think this series is intended to read something like Stephanie, Morelli and Ranger for the YA crowd. Janet Evanovich fans will appreciate the intent--and it almost works, but Darcy's low self esteem and Dylan's highly controlling nature are a really unhealthy combination if you stop and think about it. This series is targeted at a YA audience so it's important to be conscious of things like unhealthy relationships and the overall level of violence.
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