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As Good As Dead, by Holly Jackson

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avaeast's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Holy smokes was this a good book!

I’d honestly say that this is probably one of my favorite reads this year. The book wrapped up the AGGGTM trilogy in an amazing way, and it’s definitely worth reading.

I love how we get to see Pip become darker and darker with each book, and how she kind of gets corrupted. *This book is a lot darker and more gruesome than the previous two, so keep that in mind.*

It was full of twists and when you began reading it you really had no idea where it was about to end up. There were so many turns and plot twists. It literally had me biting my nails. While reading the first book I never could’ve imagined that this was how it all would end.

I enjoyed how everything came around full circle and that the events of all three books are tied together. Truthfully, I had my copy of AGGGTM next to me to go back and check things and figure out my theories - so I can recommend doing that.

And prepare yourself with some tissues for the ending.

All in all, Holly Jackson is a brilliant writer and I cannot wrap my head around how she comes up with everything! A must read for fans of the thriller genre - or anyone, really…

The TW may contain spoilers!

Favorite Quote:
Just as funny, as ridiculous, as the notion of decomposing bodies and the way we all become one. 


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thewrappedupreader's review against another edition

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  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

This book is super good. 

I love the main characters, especially Pip. She’s super independent and smart, and really, really cares about the people she loves. 

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caitlyn_larissa's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional informative mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Wow... an epic conclusion to an epic trilogy... Holly Jackson is the queen of plot twists and surprise endings, she truly is. This twist caught me completely off guard and even though I didn't like the turn it took, I can admire the way the characters grow and change as a result. Absolutely brilliant 👏🏻 

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nehanaomi's review against another edition

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  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

WHY DON'T THEY HAVE SECURITY CAMERAS
I have never been so stressed reading a book as I was in part 1 of this. 
Hated the ending I'm very upset. 

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racb's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious tense fast-paced
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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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jessicaoreads67's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

I thought this was a really great end to the series, especially how it linked them all together. The author is so talented with how it was all done. I like how quick and easy it was to read and understand as I have struggled with thriller/crime type books like these in the past. The reason I rated it down was because I just didn’t like the side story of Pip taking the substances. And it was all a bit of a stretch. 

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beckyremillard's review against another edition

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

4.0

Pip is trying to figure out how to move on after the second season of  her podcast, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. She’s not sleeping well, she doesn’t know if she should do another season, she’s about to go to college, and she might have a stalker. 

I was hoping that this would be similar to the last two books where Pip is interviewing and investigating to solve a local crime. It isn’t, and I wish I had known that before going in so I wouldn’t expect that. 

Spoiler I was interested at first, lost my interest during the stalking stuff, was interested and then immediately lost it for Pip being kidnapped and everything that followed (and dragged on and on and on), and my interest kind of picked up again toward the end.


I don’t regret reading this book as it seems to have tied things up, but it was my least favorite of the series. The first one was definitely the best, the second was pretty good, and this one was decent but just not what I was hoping for. 

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ccassidy98's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0


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sunsetcity's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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zzylinde's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75


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