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Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets by Chelsea Ichaso

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avidreaderandgeekgirl's review against another edition

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


   After Savannah's sister Piper falls from Suicide Point, she is racked with guilt. But did she jump as the police officers say or was she pushed? As Savannah starts to find clues that lead away from her sister jumping, she ends up following the Wilderness Club on a trip as all arrows point towards one of the members as being at fault. 
      The narrator was terrible, overly dramatic, and just hard to tolerate. I think she made the already unlikable narrator, Savannah, even harder to stand. Both Savannah and Piper were extremely self-centered and mean to each other and at times, to others. To be honest none of the characters were very likable. 
     I didn't end up caring much about what had or hadn't happened to Piper and usually, I'd feel bad for someone obviously going through something but the way the book was written, it was hard. 
     The suspects were pretty obvious, and I was suspicious of everyone on the trip. But some were more obvious than others and the author made a very obvious choice for who the culprit was. Though at least she chose the way everything went down to not be as obvious. 
     Overall, a subpar book with unlikable characters who were hard to care about. I'm glad the book was short since I didn't waste much time on it and can move on to a better book now. 

 Extra ratings: Fluff - NA  Heartfelt- 4/5   Helpful-NA    Horror-0/5   Inspiration- NA  Love aka Romance- 2/5  Mystery-4/5   Predictability- 4.5/5   Spice-0/5  Suspense- 1/5  Tear 2.5/5  Thrill- 3/5 Humor-0/5 

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kitkatkatdog's review

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


Twist and turns never stop, down to the last chapters. I thought the pacing might be too fast but it really worked out. Thought I wouldn’t enjoy the amount of twists and turns, but I feel like it added to the pressure and stress. It also felt really realistic in what a teenager could do to solve a crime. Make a lot of guesses and get a lot wrong, but keep pursuing it and the help along the way changes her for the better. Enjoyed more than I expected. 

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