The Girl Who Wasn't Dead

The Girl Who Wasn t Dead Prom was supposed to be the biggest night of senior year but for Jenny Lewis it was the night she almost died The night someone drugged her loaded her in a car and dumped her body in the river The

  • Title: The Girl Who Wasn't Dead
  • Author: Samantha Boyette
  • ISBN: 9781626399501
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Prom was supposed to be the biggest night of senior year, but for Jenny Lewis it was the night she almost died The night someone drugged her, loaded her in a car, and dumped her body in the river The next morning, her soaked prom dress was found on the riverbank Her body was never found People whispered that she d killed herself or gotten drunk and stupid People movedProm was supposed to be the biggest night of senior year, but for Jenny Lewis it was the night she almost died The night someone drugged her, loaded her in a car, and dumped her body in the river The next morning, her soaked prom dress was found on the riverbank Her body was never found People whispered that she d killed herself or gotten drunk and stupid People moved on, went to college, and stopped thinking about her Months later, her ex girlfriend and three other classmates received a text from an unknown number accusing them of her murder and claiming to have proof The text It came from Jenny, not dead and ready to figure out who tried to kill her There s going to be an impromptu reunion and no one is leaving until the would be murderer steps forward.

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    1. 2 1/2 Stars. This was a fair YA/NA read. I'm leaning more to New Adult than Young Adult because of some of the content, but I can never tell for sure which is which. Also, while this is by Bold Strokes Books, I would not classify this as lesfic. There are 6 characters that you head hop around in. One is a lesbian, another I think is a lesbian but could be bi, and another female that I just could not tell, I'm guessing bi. Than you had two straight guys and another straight woman. I would classif [...]

    2. My first by this author. Not sure if I would risk another but as they say never say never. I seem to be caught in a whirlwind of mediocre lesfic at the moment. Also, I need to question is this book really lesfic?The book is about a girl named Jenny who after her senior prom someone tried to kill her. She disappears from sight for a year then returns and invites six suspects. You are in and out of people's heads so much I was tempted to kill her.This book just wasn't my cup of tea. Sorry 2 stars. [...]

    3. The narration of this story is unlike anything I’ve ever encountered before. It had a shifting time line and is told from many point-of-views, mainly - Jenny, Gabe, Marissa, Liam, Kyla, and Ally’s. Some parts are told in third person but mostly its told in first person. While this could’ve worked well, the number of repeat scenes, often word for word (copy and paste must’ve been used many times) wore thin and tested my strength to resist the urge to skim read.The is a story reader’s wi [...]

    4. (zero stars)*Review copy provided by the publisherThe Girl Who Wasn’t Dead is the story of Jenny. Someone tries to kill Jenny on her prom night, but she doesn’t know who. Rather than going to the police like a sane person, Jenny decides to go into hiding and let everyone think she’s dead for some reason. A year later she comes out of hiding, calls together all her old friends and hosts a ‘one of you tried to kill me’ party.The whole concept is brutally cliché, but I feel like I could [...]

    5. **Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE GIRL WHO WASN'T DEAD by Samantha Boyette in exchange for my honest review**On prom night, one or more of Jenny's friends kill her, except she survives. Now she gathers them together in a remote cabin to find out who. Not everyone will surviveE GIRL WHO WASN'T DEAD had one of the most exciting premises in recent memory. It was on my wish list and I was so excited to receive an ARC. Thought I wasn't immediately pulled in, I contin [...]

    6. 2.75 StarsI was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Jenny Lewis had the worst prom night ever, especially since it ended with someone trying to kill her. Months later, while everyone still thinks she’s dead, she meets them all in a cabin so that she can figure out what really happened that night.The story was told under Jenny’s point of view but also the points of view of all the other people in the cabin.The characters weren’t loveable. They drove me crazy, I co [...]

    7. I received an arc from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewdnf @ 13%Uh, gross? This book is gross. The writing is poor but Jenny made really gross comments about her fat friend and then you find out the f/f relationship in this involves Jenny cheating on her boyfriend! Not thank you, not here for that. I also checked to see if she was bi and the girl called her "bi-curious" so I'm gonna say the author intended her to be bi so fuck that shit.

    8. "I received an ARC from Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review" This book is a piece of art! The story is about one night- Prom night- and what happened to Jenny. The five main characters have different Social standings in the school- some are popular some are considered "losers? It is amazing how Mrs. Boyette brings all the viewpoints together to the same scene. It was very interesting to see how the different characters, popular, unpopular etc. go through the same night a [...]

    9. I’ve never read a book that I honestly hated, but I stuck it out with this book because I kept hoping that it would get better and that if the end was ok I could at least give this 2 stars and call it a day, but this book never got any better and I am here to tell you why.Different POV’s but same exact story:There was so many pov’s in this story and they all recalled the exact same night and most of the time in the exact same way with a lot of the exact same word for word conversations. By [...]

    10. I feel bad about this one. I wanted to love it. it has a great premise but all of the characters managed to be both hideous and boring at the same time. (view spoiler)[ Like I would have liked ally to kill them all in the end. The writing was OK but execution was sloppy and predicable. it was obviously ally from the first moment she appeared. And I could do without the crazy lesbian stalker trope for the rest of my life. I was surprised when I reached the about the author part and found that the [...]

    11. I'm giving this one an extra star solely because this is not the type of book I'd expect from Bold Strokes Books--which is a GOOD thing--and I'd really like to see more genre diversity like this from the publisher in the future. But wow, after such a terrific premise, the delivery was a total bomb. Taking away the murder attempt for a moment, it's the familiar premise of getting together 5 or so people who used to be close and have gone through some life event that they're now re-confronting as [...]

    12. I received this eBook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I want to preface this review by saying that including diverse characters does not redeem a poorly written story but my 2 star rather than 1 star rating was because there were diverse characters, although as I'm going to discuss, they were victim to some harmful tropes. I went into this book with only the idea that this was about Jenny, a girl who someone tried to kill but didn't succeed and so she sets out to figure out who k [...]

    13. I received a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.Com in exchange for a review. It could have been 3 or even 3.5-4 stars until the last 20% or so and then it just went way downhill. (view spoiler)[Ally being a crazy jealous bi woman/lesbian (not sure which?) did not sit well with me. Also the fact that she was the fat one and always bullied for it and just the way she talked about herself and her body didn't really work for me or feel right to me. The way Kyla kept insulting Jen for be [...]

    14. I received an e-ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Well.Jenny, the girl who wasn't dead, gathers her friends a.k.a. who she suspected as the one (or two) who tried to kill her at prom.Jenny did not drown and came back from water the next morning. Ally, her middle grade best friend, helped her then for months.Then, people gathered to tell their prom perspective.Gabe: Jenny's long time boyfriend who that night had fight with her.Marissa: Jenny's bestie at high school, [...]

    15. Jenny Lewis is dead, only she's not. She was assumed dead on prom night after her stuff was found and ruled as suicide with no body found.Now, her friends are getting texts from her as she's alive and wants to know who tried to kill her that night.Her friends are; Gabe a drug dealer and ex to her who was with Marissa a lot of Prom night, queen B Marissa who didn't like her much and made comments about her appearance a lot, Liam a guy who hangs around with Gabe, Kyla her could be girlfriend who s [...]

    16. Going between 2 and 2.5 Stars.I really wanted to like this book. The premise seemed interesting enough and after coming off a bunch of fantasy books, a mystery seemed like a great break. Honestly, this book was one of my least favorites of the year. I had such high hopes for it, but there was just way too many problematic elements and the plot was just not that good. If you want to pick it up and check it out, I’m not going to stop you, but I think there are far better YA mystery books out the [...]

    17. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, thank you as always. Honestly, I didn't love it or hate it. It reminded me of the old Christopher Pike books, which were my bread and butter as a teenager reading horror. Is it a bit problematic? Yes, sure. It is a bit trope-y, and the killer is a bit obvious, but I overall found it a quick and easy subway ride read, meaning it entertained me without causing me to miss my stop.

    18. Number of pages: 209Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1Rating (out of five stars): 1*Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a copy in exchange for a review. My opinions are honest and my own.I’m not much of a mystery reader, but I’ve been trying to get out of my reading comfort zone lately. Unfortunately, from what I hear from reviews, YA mystery/thrillers and horror books tend to be not very good, though there are apparently some exceptions. The G [...]

    19. Note: I received an ARC copy of this via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion.I first discovered this book on Netgalley, and after reading the blurb, I absolutely had to request it! It instantly drew me and I knew I had to read it and find out what happened. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this book as much as I wanted to and had to force myself to finish it toward the end.This book centres around what happened to Jenny on the night of prom and trying to figure out who nearly killed he [...]

    20. *Semi spoilers in this*When I first saw this book, I highly anticipated it. It fitted into my genre of preference and the description made it sound like an excited book. However, I have been left very disappointed for a number of reasons.Plot:At the beginning the plot seemed quite exciting but this went downhill within a few chapters. Whilst I respect that the same plot is being told by each perspective of the characters, each 'retelling' seemed too similar its presentation that I simply felt li [...]

    21. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. After her dress was found in a river on prom night with no body in sight, Jenny is believed to be dead. Her ex-boyfriend and three classmates receive a text months later from Jenny, accusing them of killing her and saying she has proof.I was interested in this book having just finished watching Pretty Little Lairs on Netflix and needed another mystery to take its place in my heart.Sadly, this wasn't it.Something abou [...]

    22. 1.5/5 starsOkay, let me start off by saying that the writing itself was fine! no problem at all with the writing style .The book is about this girl Jenny who was almost killed on her prom night, she ends up obviously not dying. after 5 months or so of everyone thinking she is dead she sends text messages to 4 of her friends to meet her at a cabin, she wants to find out who tried to kill her and why.This book, was so extremely predictable, as soon as Jenny started telling her part of the prom nig [...]

    23. I'm just going to dive right in here, this book was tough for me to get through and finish. There were a few times that I was ready to throw in the towel and just not finish it, but I ain't no quitter! I soldiered on really hoping the book would redeem itselfUnfortunately, it did not. The Girl Who Wasn't Dead oozes with potential. The premise immediately grabbed me and the simplicity of the cover is so inviting and is so fitting to the story. What I struggled with most was the writing style, or [...]

    24. Really wanted to enjoy this book but ended up finishing it just because .The title is good and the blurb on the book really drew me in but it is a book for Teens definitely.It's kind of an Agatha Christie 'Who Dunnit' with each suspect giving their version of the prom night and revealing each had a motive to kill Jenny. I enjoyed the different character POV which has put off other reviewers.It touches on being bi-curious and very ewin the 'be who you are - love who you are - don't be swayed by b [...]

    25. (I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.)The premise of this book is so interesting, and the blurb made me want to read more right away. The actual book, however, did not fulfill these expectations.I was expecting a POV-shifting book with a cast of characters revealing their stories in a way that built suspense and developed tension. This story, however, fell way short. The writing just didn't carry me through. The dialogue f [...]

    26. This wasdisappointing. The premise was really enticing and I really hoped that this book would be Pretty Little Liars meets One of Us is Lying. Unfortunately, The Girl Who Wasn't Dead just didn't deliver in a lot of ways. * I guessed the ending about a third of the way in. * The POV changes but the voice doesn't so it's often easy to forget who is actually speaking.* The repetition is infuriating. Word-for-word repetition had me skimming through chapters.* Despite centrally featuring three lesbi [...]

    27. it is such a huge letdown for a promising mystery story. What could possibly go wrong, you ask. Well, it was told in 6 POVs. Not only that none of those characters are likeable, not one of them is engaging as well. Reading through 6 people’s perspective is a feat already, but if you can’t seem to connect to at least one of those 6, it will surely drive you nuts. It doesn’t help that they keep telling the same stories and same dialogues, just different narrator, over and over. So, no chance [...]

    28. This book felt like an early Christopher Pike book where someone is hungry for revenge and it's quite obvious who it is. (Teen Creeps Podcast has helped me see that). It tried so hard to have an original feel where it recounts each possible suspects night where the crime at hand takes place. Because of that, it got super boring, since it'd essentially be the same chapter as before but with a few little changes. Definitely does not hold up to other great thriller novels.

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