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Friday, September 5, 2014

Book review: Dying To Forget, by Trish-Marie Dawson

Dying To Forget (The Station, #1)Dying To Forget by Trish Marie Dawson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Three and a half stars. An interesting take on a serious issue that you don’t find in most popular YA books—suicide. Dawson presents some of the issues without sugar-coating. It’s a quick, light read, and the pacing is generally good, as is the voice of Piper. However, I thought the second “assignment” (Abby) seemed rushed and unrealistic, in contrast to the first. Her story read almost as if she changed her life overnight simply by changing her appearance.

Overall, I enjoyed the book except for the ending—I prefer each book in a series to stand alone. The other issue that lowered my rating was repeated typos (e.g., “confidant” for “confident”) and punctuation errors, especially unnecessary apostrophes. Hopefully, the next book in the series will benefit from professional editing.

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