*Netgalley provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
i liked this book. i really, really, really liked this book.
i really liked this book until about the 2nd to last chapter.
i would have gladly continued to read this book for several more chapters if the ending could have been given a little more page-time. i felt that this pretty intricate story had been developed and there was good character development and the writing was spot-on for how i think some of these characters would have been in real life. i was invested in this story.
and then all of this build-up is resolved – albeit in a very twisty, dark manner – in just a few pages comparatively.
the 4 stars shown are actually a 4.5/5 star review. i loved this book. there was pressure, and conflict, and really real teenage moments that didn’t feel forced or contrived or after school special-ish. my heart just broke a bit because i feel like i was robbed of a more developed ending.
don’t let that ending deter you though. read all the pages. kara did an excellent job on the whole.