By Lynn Weingarten
Source Received from the publisher
Published by Simon Pulse
on July 7, 2015
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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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