Elizabeth Valchar-pretty, popular, and perfect-wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family's yacht, where she'd been celebrating with her six closest friends. A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, what she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between. As Liz begins to unravel the circumstances surrounding her birthday night, she will find that no one around her, least of all Liz herself, was perfect-or innocent. Critically acclaimed author Jessica Warman brings readers along on a roller-coaster ride of a mystery, one that is also a heartbreaking character study, a touching romance, and ultimately a hopeful tale of redemption, love, and letting go.
2.5 sad, sad kisses
Oh no not again. WHY does this always happen to me? i swear the bookstore is going to have a fit if i return another novel. Im sorry but this novel was not good at all. the concept is good, but i just didnt like the story. i spent WAY to much time skim reading & asking my self when i'd finally finish. the only reason i kept reading was because i kinda wanted to know what happened. But this was a bad mystery unfortunatly.
First of the characters. I hated them all. I seriously did not like a single one of them. they are NOTHING like highschool kids! i swear. I'm in highschool & yeah sure there are some kids like the ones described, but i feel like the author put to much of the cliche characteristics in her novel instead of actually looking at what high school kids are like now days. The popular kids in my school do not all do drugs, they arent all bitches that dont get a job & ride the bus -actually all of them have jobs- they dont all have sex- most of them are virgins- and they arent all prissy rich kids that are mean to everyone that isnt in there group. that is SO stereotypical. something we used to see in cartoons long ago. C'mon we know that highschool isnt always like this.
The fact that Alex just comes to Liz when he see's her dead and starts talking to her like he's the god of dead people or something is totally irrelevent- He HATED her. She also did another thing to him which i will not say for the sake of a spoiler free review- but for all i know, he should have drowned her ghost. its extremely unbelievable that he just went along with her this whole time.
Also its even more unbelievable that someone who is also your bestfriend & your stepsister would do anything to harm you. im not gonna say WHAT , again for the sake of a spoiler free review, but its just not believable. someone who you have known your whole life and is practically your sister wouldnt do something that bad like it was nothing. Also at the end when Richie finds out who killed Liz, he just acts all calm. sure he gets pissed but dude... you just found out who killed the love of your life ... why didnt you SMASH their face? again... too unbelievable and cliche.
Also it was boring most of the way through, travelling through Liz's life. Its soooooooooooo unebelievable cliche.
Popular girl. Queen of Popular. starves herself to be skinny. has a group of girlfriends that are envious of her and try to be like her. shes dating the hottest guy in school. they do drugs. the perfect popular girl has issues in her home that no one would have guessed and its the reason she's a bitch. etc etc...
*sigh* i really wanted to like this .... :/ i really hope The girl in the steele corset is better... its what im starting next .
Anyways happy reading guys!