I hate commenting about how much the synopsis gives away. I don't find much joy in reading the book when the synopsis gives spoilers away. And I hate giving it a lower rating because of that synopsis. But as much as I want to like this book, I'm gonna have to give it a facepalm. The synopsis practically gave away EVERYTHING. From the synopsis, cover AND title, the book already gives these things away (I don't think this counts as spoilers since the synopsis already says it):
- Trisha, Christina, Cody, and Tucker are Seniors.
- Best friends, Trisha and Christina are having a great year.
- Trisha is dating Cody. Christina is dating Tucker.
- Trisha doesn't get along with Tucker.
- Christina receives a scholarship from University of Vermont.
- Tucker is controlling of Christina and wants her to stay.
- They get into a car crash after a basketball game. Trisha is injured, Cody's in a coma and Christina's dead. Yet Tucker is all injure-less.
- Does Cody wake up from the coma?
- Do those effected by Christina's death find the courage to move on and heal?
- Do Trisha and Tucker get along later?
- Etc, etc. One can only know the answers to their many questions when fully reading a book.
If you're still thinking I'm being a bit negative, the only part I found pretty bad was how the synopsis gave it all away (I'm that person who hates too much spoilers and end up predicting and being right majority of the time. I kinda like my dose of keeping me guessing...). In many good parts (of the pie or something good), Ms McDaniel manages to narrow in with an emotional story while weaving in the meaning of losing a cared one and to not take life fully for granted, because you never know when it will all end and it may be someone or something very close to you. (Kinda reminds me of a sad song...)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Owls