I don’t really know where to start with this review. First I might mention that this book deals with suicide and so if that isn’t your thing then this book really isn’t for you.
I thought that this book was alright, but it was so confusing. For one, it kept on jumping back and forth from past and present, which some books can do really well, and others (such as this book) just can’t. It was confusing and I thought half of the content wasn’t really necessary for the story.
I feel like suicide books are the new thing lately, I can think of three just at the top of my head. Now, I haven’t read any to actually compare this to, but I don’t think this book really cut it. The story didn’t do anything for me, and I really couldn’t give a crap about the characters. The only thing that kept me going was the fact that you didn’t know whose point of view the story was from and I won’t say anything about that because I won’t spoil it for you.
It was good in the way that it’s not really who you would expect. It kind of shows you that even if someone seems happy, and like they have the perfect life, you don’t know how they’re feeling, or what their life is really like. Having said that I think that this book could have been so much better, if it was just told differently. I don’t really know how to explain it but it didn’t really capture the emotion you would think you’d get from reading a book like this.
I was looking at other people’s reviews of this book and I have seen a lot of people say it was well written, but then they say that they didn’t connect with the characters. How can you say something I really well written when you aren’t drawn into the story? To me if something is written well, you are drawn in, you feel emotionally connected to the characters, you can imagine the story playing out in your head like a movie. None of this happened to me with this book. Sure, the grammar was great but the writing, its style? Not so much. However, I do want to add that the girl who wrote this book is in highschool which is just amazing. So while this doesn't change my opinion on the book, I still think that for a high school girl, it was a pretty good book.
Rating: 6/10 (Le Book Rating Scale)
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You might also like: I was Here by Gayle Foreman or Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
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