Monday, 12 March 2012

Review: Slide by Jill Hathaway

Slide by Jill Hathaway
Published by HarperCollins


Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.


***
I really enjoyed Slide. It was a quick read and a really enjoyable book
Vee is a character you can really warm to. She's quirky without being too weird whilst being really sweet with her family and friends and mature beyond her years.

Vee's ability in this are a bit freaky. You really feel for her as no one believes what she can do and puts it down to her being crazy if she does mention and because the experience of sliding must be so disorientating that it doesn't bear thinking about.

The story is a real who dunnit. The official story is that Vee's Sister's friend Sophie has committed suicide but Vee knows differently. This leaves you wondering who is might be throughout as well as making everyone else a suspect.
The thing I loved the most about this book was the relationship between Vee and her younger sister Mattie. Despite the fact they are completely different characters (well on the surface anyway) the way they connect and bond when they need to as the world is falling down around them is really touching.

The end twist was awesome and certainly not one I saw coming. I won't spoilt it by telling you any details but to say the revelations start to come thick and fast

All in all an engaging and quick read which I enjoyed.

2 comments:

Jesse Owen said...

I'm going to be reading this next, it sounds so good, fab review :D

Raimy-rawr said...

great review,
I really want to read this one, will have to get a copy soon!