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How to Kill Your Family, by Bella Mackie

lap1n's review

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trite, too-try-hard with a meandering plot
it's a good premise but poorly executed

deathbear's review

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

As I read this, I couldn't figure out why the reviews were so low, considering other books with similar themes are higher rated...
And then that 'twist' ending... :[

leah_98's review

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dark funny tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

rockhopper's review

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dark funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

lauraeerika's review

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dark funny mysterious reflective tense

4.5

Spoilergirl i swear to god if grace doesn't kill that bastard harry i will

maisblythe's review

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dark reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

jasminehope's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

loemh's review against another edition

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dark funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

mog9's review

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dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

Had an amazing plot up until the end. The twist felt annoying and let down everything that came before. 

brooklyn_el's review

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25

I enjoyed this book and the concept, It was intriguing. I soon got in to pace with the writing style but still found some paragraphs a bit too long - when it starts to feel more like a chore to get to the end so you can take a break. But I would read this book again and would recommend it to others.
Spoiler the ending did annoy me quite a bit. I realised there were ‘hints’ through out and it felt like maybe some sort of twist was coming but it didn’t seem to fit with the rest of the book.