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{Grade A Stupid: A.J. Lape}Grade A Stupid by A.J. Lape
Series: The Darcy Walker Series
Published by A. J. Lape on November 8, 2012
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult
Pages: 426
Format: eBook
Source: Read 4 Review
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} –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 infatuated with a bad-boy.

A bad-boy that her hottie best friend, Dylan, wishes would get acquainted with his fist.

And, oh yeah, there's that tattoo that was a royally stupid idea.

With her life spiraling out of control, everything changes when she skips class and finds a dead body…in fact, it gets worse. It jump starts Darcy's inner-verb, and her brain hard-wired for action gets caught up in a situation she can’t let go.

Set in the fictional Cincinnati town of Valley, Ohio, Darcy falls into a world of threats, violence, and gangland exploits chasing down every clue to finger the murderer. When a fellow misfit is fingered for the crime, Darcy goes from zero-to-sixty trying to clear his name–constructing aliases, breaking the law, everything that makes perfect sense to her but reeks of Grade A Stupid to everyone else.

Trouble is…will she live to see sixteen?

“Stupid’s my favorite word. It could be a noun, an adjective, or an adverb dependant upon the way you phrased it in a sentence.” {Darcy Walker}

{My Thoughts} – Where to begin with this book. Darcy is a rather interesting character. She is a whole lot of what most teenage girls and possibly younger would like to be. She is strong willed, she is smart, not the prettiest, but appears to be popular enough in her own. She has a bunch of friends most of them are are guys, she also has a job that as a teenager I would have loved, working in a book store.

She has a unique younger sister that has issues in a sense. She finds ways to get what she wants from her sister and her father and those are very creative. She also seems to admire her older sister and that is saying a lot.

Their father is an interesting person as well. He doesn’t seem to know what he is doing with two girls. He appears to be completely over his head and far to protective of them, although in the case of Darcy I can see why.

This whole book is centered around a dead victim that Darcy finds in the dumpster outside her school. It appears that he was a member of a gang and that it was a gang related killing. A friend of hers ends up getting arrested for the murder named Oscar small. Darcy gets it in her head that she has to solve this crime and figure out who did the murder and who was all involved and why.

If you’d like to know what is uncovered and how it all comes about you should really read the book. This book is marvelous. It is well written, it is funny, it is attention grabbing and it is wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am sure you will too!