I have never been a huge reader, and I’m not sure I ever will be. I don’t particularly love reading, but I make some exceptions. Although I wouldn’t call myself a bookworm, I’m always willing to try a new book.
Over the summer, I read A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson and the two books following it. It’s safe to say that I fell in love with the short trilogy. These books have the capability to seriously enthrall anyone. It’s one of those series that has a little bit of everything. It’s not considered a romance book, but that’s not to say it has no romance.
I remember reading the end of the second book and the stylistic choices picked by the author were phenomenal. I mean it when I say that I was laying in my bed freaking out on a FaceTime call with a friend of mine. No spoilers, but when the main character got herself into a perilous situation, the writing technique noticeably shifted, and I was in awe.
Now that I’ve hyped this book up quite a bit, I feel obligated to tell you a bit about it. The first book is about a teenager, Pip, that investigates an old murder case in her town and quickly becomes wrapped up in dicey situations, hurting herself and her loved ones.
These books took me on an emotional roller coaster, and I went from never ever wanting to read to getting in trouble for reading too much. The obsession I developed with these books could probably be considered unhealthy.
This is a book that I think absolutely everyone should read. It’s so enticing, and puts you right there in the story. Holly Jackson does a beautiful job of writing this book–it’s empowering and thrilling. It’s a book with an appropriate amount of gore and an appropriate amount of romance. It has the perfect amount of everything, and the balance between all of the elements of the story is wonderful. Go read this book! And email me about it so we can talk about it; I have lots of feelings on this topic.
Book rated 14+ from commonsensemedia.org