Before I Let Go

Before I Let Go Book Cover Before I Let Go
Marieke Nijkamp
Young Adult Fiction
Sourcebooks Fire
January 23, 2018
368

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Where It Ends! Days before Corey is to return home to the snow and ice of Lost Creek, Alaska, to visit her best friend, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated—and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. Corey knows something is wrong. Lost is keeping secrets—chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...

 

Review:

All three stars that I have given “Before I Let Go” are because of the beautiful writing.  That being said, I didn’t like this book at all.  The story sounds good in the blurb but fell flat all the way around for me.  It did not help that I didn’t like any of the characters, so I wasn’t even invested in finding out what happened to them.  It was a chore to read.  “One of us.  One of us.  One of us,” ran through my mind the entire time.  I know that Marieke Nijkamp is capable of much better storytelling and still look forward to her next book.

This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.

 

Content Warning:

Language, Minor Sexual Situations, Violence

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