Author: Maggie Thrash
Published:October 4th 2016 by Simon Pulse
Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.5)
Date Read: October 15-20, 2016
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
It’s better to know the truth. At least sometimes.
Halfway through Friday night’s football game, beautiful cheerleader Brittany Montague—dressed as the giant Winship Wildcat mascot—hurls herself off a bridge into Atlanta’s surging Chattahoochee River.
Just like that, she’s gone.
Eight days later, Benny Flax and Virginia Leeds will be the only ones who know why.
“Every person you share information with, you reduce your own power.”
I enjoyed and liked this book, though it has flaws. This book got me through the blurb, but as the story develops I learned that there is more way deeper than that. It is told in multiple POVs, mostly Benny and Virginia’s. The author didn’t tell whose POV I were reading so sometimes it gets confusing, but most of the time I eventually realize it.
The first half of the book is good, and mainly about what is written on the blurb. The book got boring and has little developments toward the middle, then it will pick up again toward the end. There were social issues included here like child pornography and how women are treated.
Benny and Virginia, the main characters are both outcasts on their school. Benny is Jewish and is obsessed with solving mysteries. He is bossy, mature, and always composed. Virginia, on the other hand, has some things that clouds her mind but on the outside she is seen as self-reliant and strong.
This book possessed a lot of diversity, but some were shown in a negative way.
PS: Sorry for a crappy review, I’m trying to get out of slump.