Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Book Review of Slide by Jill Hathaway

Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again

Calamity's Review:
Okay, so I have finished this book for a while now, but I just got lazy and didn't write a review (truth comes out). Anyway, I feel like I say this a lot, but this book was AMAZING! The suspense of it and how it all leads to something epic. Oh man, I don't even know where to start. How about we talk about Vee, the cool narcoleptic (or so they say) chick. No wait, I just need to get it out of the way, lets talk about Vee's sister, Sophie.

She is cray! and probably the worst sister ever! she hasn't really done anything to hurt Vee, but she definitely has not tried to help her poor narcoleptic sister. Sophie annoyed me because she was the type of girl that hung out with your ex-bestfriend and thought everything was fine and dandy. Maybe it was her unloyalty towards her sister. Am I overexaggerating? Probably. But the way her character is written, she seems like a little girl that is self absorbed and she would probably ditch her sister any second for a day of popularity. Now that I think about it, there are a lot of books that have cray siblings. It might just be me, but it bothers me when siblings don't stick up for eacthother.

Anyway, that was kind of a rant, I apologize. Vee, the main protagonist, has this rad abilty to "slide" into to people's minds and see everything from their point of view. She witnesses things from disgusting makeout sessions all the way to murders. It's interesting. The concept of the book was awesome and the book rarely got boring. I defs recommend this book to everybody. It was a good read and very enjoyable :)

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