Genres: Fiction, YA, Psychological Thriller
Rating: 2/5 stars
They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather’s shed. They say it was suicide.
But June doesn’t believe it.
June and Delia used to be closer than anything. Best friends in that way that comes before everyone else—before guys, before family. It was like being in love, but more. They had a billion secrets, binding them together like thin silk cords.
But one night a year ago, everything changed. June, Delia, and June’s boyfriend Ryan were just having a little fun. Their good time got out of hand. And in the cold blue light of morning, June knew only this—things would never be the same again.
And now, a year later, Delia is dead. June is certain she was murdered. And she owes it to her to find out the truth…which is far more complicated than she ever could have imagined.
Listen, guys. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls is super well written. Like…I really liked everything about the characterization, the dialogue, how accurate of a depiction of teenage angst June was, the relationship between June and Delia was super relatable…but…the plot (more specifically, the ending) makes NO SENSE.
I’m serious, the ending of this book literally makes no sense. It’s incredibly confusing, unrealistic, and comes out of no where. If not for the terrible ending, Suicide Notes could’ve easily gotten four stars from me. Alas, it’s not to be.
If you were involved in a lot of drama in high school, or if you felt like you were constantly being overlooked in favor of your best friend, this is definitely the book for you. Just don’t expect too much closure from the ending. You are welcome.