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Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets by Chelsea Ichaso

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adventurous dark mysterious sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


This book was interesting. I didn't love Savannah as a narrator as I found her very annoying and conceited at times. While I empathized with her upbringing and the constant pressure, it didn't move me to like her. I think she placed too much blame on other people for her unhappiness and not enough on herself. While her parents are partially to blame for her emotional turmoil, she also put a lot of pressure on herself and then resented Piper for it. 

Also the wilderness trip takes place the last 40% of the book. I found that it wasn't as interesting as the synopsis made it seem. It's also very concerning that her parents didn't know where she was for an entire weekend - someone call CPS. 

The plot twist was good and shocking. I'll admit that even I didn't see it coming but overall this book was subpar for me.

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