Another mindf*ck. That ending... I can't decide if it was genius or crazy. It was definitely disturbing. And I kind of love it, but I totally wanted more!!! I feel like there's so much left unexplained!! (If you could hear my voice right now, it would be totally whiney.)
I loved this book hard. It's very addicting and unputdownable. It's sort of Natalie Holloway-ish... but also not. It's not told in chronological order. It's all over the place. Sometimes I found that slightly confusing, but the chapters are labelled really well, so for the most part I really liked that part of it. If you read this book and don't feel compelled to turn page after page, I would be shocked. This is one of those books that cannot be put down!
The friendship between Elise and Anna was not right. It freaked me out most of the time. At first I thought for sure they had known each other for most of their lives, and then it's revealed they've just met in the last year. WTF?? Who gets all touchy-touchy with someone that fast? They were constantly hanging on each other and kissing each others necks and "nuzzling" each other. Sorry, but PUKE!! It was weird. Especially considering Anna is being tried for Elise's murder. There were genuine friendship moments between these two though, and that helped me not completely loathe the friendship. And they had this "miles and miles" saying that really warmed my heart. But for the most part I was ick-ed out by the way they acted.
The rest of the book is just full of teenage awesomeness and a stellar plot. This is how the book went for me: Betrayal, Betrayal, Betrayal. Aloneness. SO much hurt!! Friendship goodness laced with something not so right.
Basically, I loved this book. I loved the way Anna described her emotions. The writing was great. The book moved really fast and didn't linger long on any one topic. There were so many decoys and red herrings, liars and people throwing their money around that it is impossible to guess who in the end is the real culprit. I know I never saw it coming!! I was totally shocked... like insane, crazy, mind-blown, shocked.
OVERALL: I am super in love with this book!! It was a thrilling read right to the end... and that ending!!! I would recommend this to seriously anyone and everyone. It also makes a great summer or beach read. I'm really glad Abigail Haas (AKA Abby MacDonald) redeemed herself for me. I am no longer scared to read her other books (I was NOT a big fan of Getting Over Garrett Delaney).
PS- THERE'S GOING TO BE A DANGEROUS BOYS BOOK?!?!?! I AM PUMPED!
This Book Contains:
- Rich Kids
- Mean Girls
- Prison Life
- Prep School
My Rating: 4/4
How I got this book: I purchased it
Date Published: 7/16/2013