It all started out as a game.
Just a way to have fun. We figured as long as we had rules, it wouldn't be a problem.
RULE #1: Only break into one another's houses.
RULE #2: Only take stuff that can be replaced.
It worked for a while. Whoever's turn it was to break in got a rush, and the rest of us laughed over the trophies they brought back. But then someone went too far. Lives got ruined. Someone is dead.
And I might be next.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Kelly Garrett's debut novel, The Last To Die, was a 2018 Oregon Book Awards finalist. When not writing, Kelly spends her time hiking with her Great Pyrenees mix and seeking out new coffee shops. After growing up in a small, rainy town on the Oregon Coast, Kelly now calls Portland home, where she organizes several literary-related lecture series. She's an alumnus of Pacific University. You can track her on twitter as @garrett_kelly and on both Instagram and Facebook as @writerkellygarrett. Or stop by and visit her at garrettkelly.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Friends are forever. Or are they? They thought it would be fun to rob each others houses. Only steal stuff that was replaceable and easy to fence or pawn. Sometimes people aren't what they seem. And this story is like that. Remember the saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer? That is what this story definitely conveys. That, or you may end up dead.
The synopsis is what intrigued me about The Last To Die by Kelly Garrett. The story fell a bit flat, however, as I was hoping for more of a suspenseful murder mystery. I did like the younger sister, Maggie, but had a hard time connecting or liking the other characters. They seemed shallow, and their behaviors were irritating, especially Alex (which I know is typical of some teenagers). I know it’s intended to be their character development, but their actions and behaviors were a bit much. I did like that the ending was a surprise and didn’t get wrapped up in a neat bow. The book was a quick read with a good, surprise ending, and for that, I rated it higher (3.5 star rounded to 4).
Title: The Last to Die Author: Kelly Garrett Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Published: 4-4-2017 Pages: 157 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Detectives; Teen & Young Adults; Literature and Fiction ISBN: 9781929345304 ASIN: B01MV75WPA Reviewed For NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.5 Starts Thinking it was of no consequence 16 year old Harper Jacobs and a group of her friends break into one another's homes using their keys and security codes. After all it is nothing important just small things. Then they decide on the home of one outside the group. Then one of them turns up dead. Suddenly Harper must face the truth of their criminal activity and decide to tell the truth. The wrong decision can get her killed. . The teens portrayed are realistic in that they have the habit of acting not thinking of how their actions have consequences. They live in the moment. Suddenly they're forced to leave youth behind and face the results of what they have done. Kelly Garrett has written a story that is both frightening in its truth and hopeful as well. Fast paced and well developed characters bring it to life as the reader follows where Garrett leads. A great first novel. My rating of "The Last to Die" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.