The Predicteds – By Christine Seifert

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Goodreads Synopsis: Daphne is the new girl in town and is having trouble fitting in. At least she has Jesse… sort of. He wants to be more than “just friends,” but there’s something he’s not telling her about his past. Something dangerous. When a female student is brutally attacked, police turn to PROFILE, a new program that can predict a student’s capacity for violent behavior, to solve the case. As the witch hunt ensues, Daphne is forced to question her feelings for Jesse—and what she will do if her first love turns out to be a killer. 

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While this story has an interesting premise, almost nothing else about it is interesting.

The Predicteds starts out with a school shooting, the writing was fine, the characters fine. And then we get past the first chapter and into the story and it goes downhill from there. Daphne is a cliche amongst a sea of cliches. From her mother who follows the troupe where she refuses to Daphne anything “for her own good”, to our main character herself who is whiny and stuck on a hot but dangerous guy, to the friends who are ditzy, clique-y and rude. Because of course our main character can be the only half way human female in the entire school.

Blah, mostly this book is just a waste of time. Of course Jesse doesn’t turn out to be the ”bad guy” in the end. Of course Daphne must be saved by him a million times, and yet at the mention of him having female friends other than her, she immediately starts doubting him and throwing tantrums.

I suppose the moral of the story was don’t judge people based on family, or based on what society thinks will happen to them.  But honestly the book bounced between being ridiculously preachy to forgetting it had a moral at all.

I gave it 1 star on Goodreads.

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