Book: How She Died How I Lived | Author: Mary Crockett | Genre: YA, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller | Rating: 5/5
WOW. So this book deserves a more serious review. First of all Mary Crockett didn’t even plan on writing this until she read about a murder of a young girl and the devastation that it left behind.
So she decided to write this piece of art. This book shows so much awareness to the ripples that take place in the lives of people after a murder. The Narrator speaks on how she has struggled with being the girl who lived, the girl who didn’t take the bait that the murderer sent out too many girls. Ending with only one girl responding, resulting in her brutal death. The Author shines a light on the stigmas that follow someone’s death and how the media and court portrays the girl. This book opened me up to all of the frayed sayings that are often mentioned when someone is killed. As if certain situations and characteristics is what makes the situation so sad, not the person alone who was murdered. This book shows the waves that grief comes in and the importance of having someone to speak to and not lock yourself away in pain. AMAZING BOOK. EYE OPENING BOOK. A MUST READ. Every teenage girl should read this book! If you have a daughter give her this book. The awareness is REAL.
ALSO,,,, did you notice how I never gave the main characters name away? Yeah neither did the author and I didn’t realize it till I was here writing this post trying to remember her name seconds after I just finished the book. Let me tell you,,, that messed with my head thinking I had already forgotten such an important piece of the book. She is really only ever referred to as the Narrator or the teenage girl.
ALSO ALSO, I finished this book in less than 24hrs and I have a 6 month old baby, so you figure out that math!
xoxo, your exhausted and slobber covered blogger
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