What I read in September / Book reviews

Those girls by Chevy Stevens

Those Girls
About the book:
Those girls is about three sisters who have lived an awful life. Their Mother passed away early in their lives and their father wasn’t around much. When he was around, he was extremely abusive. One night things got out of hand, and the girls had to flee. They found themselves in a small town, where things only  got worse. As soon as they got out of the situation they were in, they found themselves in a new town where they started fresh, or so they thought. One of the sisters went missing, and they found themselves reliving their past all over again.

My Review: Here i go raving about Chevy Stevens again. I’m telling you, she’s freaking brilliant. If you can’t tell by now, I love her. All of her books have been excellent. Those girls did not disappoint. It’s definitely one of her better novels she’s written. It’s rare that I actually cry for characters or get angry at them while reading a book. This one got me though, the things these girls went through in their lives makes me feel sick. It’s sad to think that something like this book can happen, and might have already happened, in real life. The strength the girls had was inspiring. I loved the book. Five out of five stars.

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight 

Reconstructing Amelia
About the Book: Kate is a single Mother who is trying to raise her daughter to the best of her ability. One day she gets a phone call that her daughter has cheated on a test (which is so unlike Amelia) and Kate needed to come pick her up ASAP. When Kate got to the school, there was a girl who had jumped off of the roof of the building, and died. It was Amelia. The police decided Amelia had committed suicide. Amelia and Kate were close, Amelia told Kate everything. Kate knew her daughter did not kill herself and she was determined to prove it. What she uncovered was shocking.

My review: This book was super hard for me to get into, I honestly had to force myself to finish it. I kept telling myself it would get better, but it kind of drug itself out. I love psychological thrillers, and that’s what I was expecting this book to be. I think this is more along the lines of something I would have read when I was sixteen. While I thought it did a good job of explaining how mean high school girls can be, I had a really hard time relating to this book. It didn’t take me long to read just because I wanted to hurry up and get through it. I’m sure others loved it, but it wasn’t what I’m into.  If you’re into low reading level, high school drama books, this ones for you. I’m giving this one star out of five.

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