Title: Tragedy Girl
Author: Christine Hurley Deriso
Publishing Date: April 8, 2016 by Flux
Rating: ★★★ (3.4)
Date Read: February 2-4, 2016
*I received a free copy from Flux through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Of course Anne would be drawn to Blake. He’s good looking, he’s friendly, and they both bring sob stories to the table: her parents died in a car wreck, his girlfriend, Cara, drowned. Of course Blake would understand what she’s gone through. And of course they can help each other work through the pain. It’s like it was meant to be.
But just as Anne starts to feel she’s finally found something good in all the tragedy, she can’t ignore signs that something’s off. Her friends rarely let her be alone with Blake. Even those closest to Blake seem uneasy around him. And then there are the rumors about the death of Cara, whose body was never recovered. Rumors that suggest Blake’s pain is hiding something darker than Anne can even begin to comprehend . . .
3.4 stars for this book 🙂
First, with the technicals… Some scenes and conversations are being cut-off suddenly, a new scene enters. It just creates confusion. But I think the author plans to edit it cos this is just an ARC.
The characters are okay. Anne, the main character, seemed to adjust well on her new environment and it’s good that she opens up to her aunt and uncle. I never saw the turn out of some characters, though majority were expected to be like what they turned out.
Some said it was slow read but I finished it easily cos I got curious, but it’s slow paced. BUT THE PLOT TWIST… OMG!! It was a good one!
I recommend this book to those who enjoys young adult-psychological thrillers and mystery. And my message is: Don’t trust a person you just met so easily. 😉
“When life throws you the biggest curve ball you can imagine, you realize you’re stronger than you thought you were. You realize you’re a survivor.”
“Rethink your love life. Please. Your life may depend on it.”
“I want to move forward, Anne. I want to move forward with you.”
“Being cautious is just going to cause you to crash.”
“You should trust yourself.”
“Wanting it to be right doesn’t make it right.”