E-book, 224 Pages
YA/ Mystery/ Contemporary
By: Courtney Summers
“You know,” she says. “You’re still alive. I don’t know how many different ways I can try to tell you before it finally sinks in.”
🌟 I didn’t know this book existed until Lily pointed out that it does and that it is one of her favorite books. She warned me that this book is not for everyone and it has relatively few ratings and reviews if compared to other books on GR.
🌟 I didn’t know what it discusses or what shall I expect, I prefer to do that recently because sometimes there are good surprises awaiting and sometimes -this time included- there simply aren’t.
🌟 I saw the cover and didn’t know if I wanted to read it because honestly, this does not have the best cover out there! But let’s not cover a book by its cover. So I heard the writing style is good and it was. But it was not that mind-blowing for me.
🌟 There is a general uncomfortable feeling that I had the whole time I was reading this and I felt it was gloomy and that I wanted to finish it fast. This is a short book, 240 pages and can be finished in 1-2 days so I finished it in one day because to be honest another time, I wanted to have answers, I wanted to know what happened. But the build up was intense and the result was so underwhelming.
🌟 I didn’t like the characters and I couldn’t relate to the story very much. I know there is a message behind the book but I don’t know if I am 100% convinced. But I felt that Eddie was in grief and she needed serious help. Milo was the only character that I liked in this book. And Culler!! WTF!
When the woman asked Eddie if she was OK, I was relieved that finally someone asked her that, she takes very bad decisions that felt a bit irrational to me.
“Why. Why. Why. WHY.
The question my life had become.”
🌟 Summary: As Lily told me, this is a good book but it is not for everyone, I could not relate to the story so much because I wasn’t in a similar situation. I ended up giving this 2.75 out of 5 stars.
🌟 Prescription: For those who are looking for an answer for the question WHY??