May is passing in such a blur for me this year, so much so, that I’ve hit a bit of a slump with reading and book reviews – so time to catch up on books I’ve read other the past few months before the reading slump hit.
First off, Dead Girls by Abigail Tarttelin, a Netgalley review.
When her best friend Billie is found murdered, eleven-year-old Thera – fearless and forthright – considers it her duty to find the killer.
Aided by a Ouija board, Billie’s ghost, and the spirits of four other dead girls, she’s determined to succeed. The trouble with Thera, though, is that she doesn’t always know when to stop – and sometimes there’s a fine line between doing the right thing and doing something very, very bad indeed.
Tense, visceral and thought-provoking, Dead Girls is the new novel from Abigail Tarttelin, the critically acclaimed author of Golden Boy.
Wow. This book had me reading behind my hands. It was… interesting. It’s very well written and you begin to understand why the eleven-year-old questions everything. But I actually found it quite hard to read. The ending is rather surprising, but you can totally understand why it had to end the way it did.
Star Rating – 3.5 Stars
I’m not gonna lie, this book was super bloody hard to read. But I just had to finish it. It’s the kind of book that pulls you in and won’t let you go.
As mentioned in my Netgalley review, I read much of the book hiding behind my hands, (Well, not really, but you get my meaning) especially when we get to the middle and onward. Thera is a very interesting character, and for being eleven-years-old, she doesn’t sound or think much lie an eleven-year-old, she sounds much older and asks a lot of questions. Questions which makes other characters feel awkward, and perhaps the read?
This book won’t be everybodies cup-of-tea, that’s for sure, but it packs a punch and is a well-written book, especially for current times and the #MeToo movement. Stuff like this happens everyday and we can’t always turn a blind eye to it.
I wouldn’t pick this up if you think this book might be too much for you, but if you want a thought-provoking and sometimes, difficult read, then do pick this up.
As always, let me know if you’ve read the book and what you thought of it. And if you haven’t read it already, will you be adding this thought-provoking book to your TBR pile?