Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls

By Lynn Weingarten

Source: Received from the publisher

Series: n/a

Received from the publisher, for free, for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

Published by Simon Pulse

My Rating: three-half-stars

Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls

Cover image and summary from Goodreads:

June barely has time to mourn the death of her best friend Delia, before Delia’s ex-boyfriend convinces her Delia was murdered, and June is swept into a tangle of lies, deceit, and conspiracy.

I was super drawn to this book because part of the comparison for it was Gone Girl, which is one of my favourite books. I know that I shouldn’t get my hopes up when books are compared to other books that I like – it’s a marketing tactic used to lure people like me in – but there are times were I simply can’t help myself.

I love books that mess with my mind a bit and make me question everything, and up until a certain point, Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls was definitely that kind of book. There were lots of little mysteries, no real answers, and I couldn’t wait to find out the truth, to see if I figured it all out.

Except. After a while, it felt like I was reading a very different book, and everything I’d been enjoying so much so far was gone. I’m still trying to sort out how I feel about the story as a whole, but I know that I didn’t love it overall.

A big plus for me, though, was that so much of the story was about female friendship, which I love to read about, even (especially?) when the friendship is toxic.

Overall, I have mixed feelings about the characters and the second half of the book, but I was really enjoying it at first. And yay for stories featuring friendship. Recommended.

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