A review by oliverjordan
As Good As Dead, by Holly Jackson

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

4.5

The entire series is for sure 5 stars. I had to keep taking moments of appreciation for the plot and how well it was strung together.

What a brilliant ending. Jackson is seriously a genius, how a person created such an intricate plot with so many twists, turns and connections is beyond me. It’s such a fascinating and thrilling read. I consumed this book in one sitting because WOW.

For this novel, I loved Pip’s darkness and the entire plot. The middle to the end wigged me out but I saw it’s necessity. Personally,
Spoilerthe ending was great but fuck me TWO YEARS, I wished we had more adorable Ravi and Pip content. They’re amazing. I wish we got to see an ending but I like that I can believe all is well in the end
 

Another thing I liked about what this novel slightly hints at is the justice system and the issue of victim-blaming. The quote “They always got away with it. Him. Max Hastings. Above the law because the law was wrong. A legion of dead girls and dead-eyed girls left behind them” sums it up quite nicely. 

This books dives into heavy stuff and definitely isn’t for the faint of heart. But the read (and the series) are truely exceptional and it really does come “full circle”

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