Although the thought of this story line is disturbing as a mother of both a teenage boy and a teenage girl its amazing how reality sets in.. I thought this was an exceptional book but I am also very partial to all Jodi Picoults books. It definatly brought tears to my eyes and made me start to see things about teens in some ways a different perspective! Sometimes its hard to read a story that sits so true.
This is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. A friend lent me the book a few years ago. I say 'lent' but, really, a more accurate description might be that she forced it into my hands and ordered me to read at least the first three chapters under pain of death. I broke down and gave it a shot ... and absolutely fell in love. A suicide pact gone wrong and only one side of the he said she said story available. I didn't end up being a hardcore Jodi Picoult fan but this book seriously changed my opinion of 'Chick Lit'. The characters and the ending are well written and ring true.
Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com
Chris and Emily have been good friends since they were born. Their parents have always been friends, and they were destined to become a couple once they entered their teenage years. They are always together and are seemingly very in love.
Until Emily ends up dead, and Chris was the only other person there when she died.
What happens? Will the kids that always seemed so happy rip these families apart? Did Chris really kill Emily? What really happened the night of her death?
Too much cannot be said without giving away the ending of the story. This is another book from Jodi Picoult that makes you think. There are a few predicable scenes, but still enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested. A good read for someone who is curious about how lives that seem so perfect can change so fast.