Book Review – Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Ten - Gretchen McNeil

Book Review


Ten teens. Three days. One killer.

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

I can't figure out how to write a review for TEN without giving anything away, cause trust me you don't want any spoilers, the twists and turns are what make this book awesome. So, I will try to keep my review short and to the point.


I made the mistake of reading this book at night, while a storm was howling outside. Needless to say I slept with my door locked and duvet over my head. The story is very simple, a group of teenagers are invited to a house party on a secluded island, when they arrive a storm cuts them off from the mainland, leaving them totally alone. Not too bad right . . . wrong! Over the course of the weekend the teens begin to die and it is up to Meg (the main voice throughout the book) to figure out what is going on before she’s next.


All the characters were very unique. McNeil managed to give everyone a specific personality from the beginning and this made it very easy to distinguish them. Meg a smart and logical writer, Minnie the obnoxious friend, T.J. the school jock, to name just a few. I couldn’t help but feel for all the characters in this book, even the really annoying ones. So when one by one they start dying, I got very scared.


This book has so many twists and turns, just when I thought I knew what was going on, something else happened and I was clueless again. Just when I thought they were safe, another one dropped. Anyone who is a fan of slasher and horror films or book should definitely give this a read.


Jumpy, paranoid, scared, chilling, creepy, sad, vengeful. These are just a few words to describe how I felt whilst reading this book. And if you like this book then I recommend watching ‘Harpers Island’, it has a similar story line but with adults, more gruesome deaths and as many twists and turns.


Rating – 4.5/5