Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: With Malice by Eileen Cook



BLURB:

Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron's senior trip to Italy was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. And then the accident happened. Waking up in a hospital room, her leg in a cast, stitches in her face, and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be, Jill comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident in her travels abroad. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident...wasn't an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 13 years, 9 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This novel was one of the best books I have ever read! I have never read a book where everything and everyone you believe in turns out that you can't trust anything or anyone at all! 

This book is about two best friends named Jill and Simone. There is an accident while on their school trip to Italy. However, some believe it was murder. Jill and Simone were in an accident and Simone died. Jill cannot remember anything about what really happened in the car in Italy. People start saying that Jill was jealous of Simone and attempted to murder her. Others say that Jill attempted to kill Simone after Simone kissed Jill's boyfriend. While Jill still doesn't remember anything, she wants everyone to believe that she didn't kill Simone and that it was an accident. People really aren't sure what to believe in this fast-paced mystery, adventure book. 

My favorite character is Anna because even though she has an attitude, she is a great friend. My favorite part is learning all the juicy details of the accident. It was definitely not what I expected! 

There is some slight language that is not suitable for younger readers. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.