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Posted November 18, 2013
Home Run for Sydney Snow!! This book is so well written that you connect with the characters on such a level that you feel everything for them and wonder what you would do if you were them. It is filled with lots of emotion and soul searching and you will be extremely satisfied with a well written/plotted/and drawn out story line.
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Posted December 31, 2014
Only a handful of people have read and reviewed this book so I really didn't know what to expect and I found myself being pleasantly surprised with the writing style, character development and overall premise of this book.
I will tell you this though, that first chapter just ripped my heart out. It was so terribly sad and while I enjoy a good heart wrenching novel, I hoped that it wouldn't be that sad throughout the entire novel. It was seriously just a huge downer. But the book does pick up and while the focus is still on the suicide that happens within the first few pages, you're able to go on the healing journey with Anna and her friends. The characters were awesome. I immediately connected with Anna and Caleb and I found myself rooting for each of them separately and together within each chapter.
Oh, speaking of chapters ... this one swaps pov with almost every chapter. Which worked out beautifully. I didn't feel that the story was stilted or slowed down with this constant swapping ... instead, it made the story have even more depth than it would have had if it were written in a different style.
Overall, a really great book that grabs those heartstrings and yanks on them from the very beginning. I only had one issue with the book and that was the ending. I wish that it hadn't ended the way that it did and it was only because it jumped the timeline. I wanted to read about all of the stuff that was skipped instead of just being told how things worked out. I'm excited to see what the other novels in this series hold.
Posted May 28, 2014
I love the raw emotion that the reader experiences in this novel. This novel reminded me just how fragile life is and equally how important love is in our lives. I read this book in one sitting. I simply could not put it down. Excellent read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 28, 2014
I really had high hopes for this book but it just sort of fell flat for me. The introduction was amazing and did a great job hooking me into the story. I wanted to pull for Anna and Caleb but I just didn't feel it. They have gone through something horrible and they have years of friendship to base their relationship off of but it was disturbing that the actual acknowledgement of their feelings comes out of heartache and is riddled with Caleb's guilt. The big secret was a bit much for me to swallow. It only accentuated the craziness of Caleb's family unit which I found somewhat confusing to follow at the onset. Anna's family also left me scratching my head. Honestly I cannot believe two highly successful parents would be cool with Anna and Caleb. The girl was not even out of high school yet.
Considering this is also a book about a band, it lacked the rocker vibe I normally enjoy. It did come through in the end though which was good but it left me wondering when that even took place. I think the last part would have been better as an Epilogue with some inkling to the lapse in time from the preceding chapter.
Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Posted November 27, 2013
I absolutely loved this book!!! Tell Me Why deals with teen suicide in a very realistic way. There was a moment in the book that hit me so hard I had to put it down.
When Anna's best friend Jessie commits suicide she turns to Jessie's brother Caleb for comfort. Unfortunately Caleb has a secret that can destroy their relationship before it even has a chance to start.
I can't wait for the next book in the Fringe Series. Sydney Snow is going on my must read list!!!
Posted December 13, 2013
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