Genre: Drama, Suspense
I had a life anyone would kill for.
Then someone did.
The worst part of being dead is that there's nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It's enough to kill a girl all over again. But I'm about to get something no one else does--an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.
Now Emma's desperate to know what happened to me. And the only want to figure it out is to be me--to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend that she's the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
I did not want to read this at first because it reminded me too much of Pretty Little Liars and I wasn't sure if it was worth it. Aria recommended it to me and I still wasn't sure about reading it. It's nearly been a year and I finally read it. And let me tell you, I absolutely loved it!
I was at first uncertain with how Sutton would have anything to do with the story since she was dead and all but, turns it out that Sutton's not gone. Of course she's dead but she's not gone. In fact, the book is basically from her point of view as she follows Emma around in ghost-form.
You may be wondering how there'd be any suspense, seeing as how Sutton should know who killed her, but there's a twist. Sutton can't remember anything from her life. Only as Emma navigate's through Sutton's life does she start to get flashbacks.
I love my own fair-share of mean-girl stories and this book did not disappoint. However, there were many times where I felt like just smacking the characters. Not because I was angry or annoyed but because they were just so reckless and ignorant that I wanted to smack some sense into them.
I absolutely love Emma and can find myself in her. Who doesn't ponder over things that they should have said, but didn't? Emma is a really innocent, but realistic character. I definitely approved of her. I like Sutton too but not as much as Emma. I actually did get really attached to Sutton (for some weird reason) and I really wish she hadn't died. I'm hoping that Sutton didn't die and that she's just in a coma, but I doubt that would really happen...
Dislike: The killer, duh! (Still don't know who he/she is).