Friday, December 4, 2015

Dead Ringer by Jessie Rosen

Dead Ringer

From Goodreads

From the moment Laura Rivers steps foot into Englewood High, she notices the stares—and they aren’t the typical once-overs every pretty new girl endures. The students seem confused and…spooked. Whispers echoing through the halls confirm that something is seriously off. “That new girl looks just like her,” they say.

It turns out Laura has a doppelgänger, and it isn't just anyone—it's Sarah Castro-Tanner, the girl who killed herself by jumping into the Navasink River one year ago.

Laura is determined not to let the gossip ruin her chances of making a fresh start. Thanks to her charming personality and California tan, she catches the eye of Englewood’s undisputed golden boy, Charlie Sanders, and it’s only a matter of time before they make their relationship official.

But something is making Charlie and his friends paranoid—and Laura soon discovers it has to do with Sarah Castro-Tanner.

What really happened to Sarah? Why is Charlie unraveling? And how does Laura Rivers fit into it all?

After all, she’s the dead ringer for a dead girl.

My Review

I gave this book a 4 Star Rating

A big thank you to Netgalley & the author Jessie Rosen and Full Fathom Five Publications for giving me a chance to read the ARC of this book for an honest review.

Dead Ringer
Author Jessie Rosen
Expected publication: November 11th 2015

Dead Ringer is a YA novel and although I'm an adult I do enjoy reading YA novels.

Dead Ringer is about a girl name Laura that shows up to the first day of her new school her senior year.  The first thing that she notice is that everyone in the school is staring at her and talking about her like they know her.  Apparently she looks like a girl that had killed herself 18 months earlier.  Laura is determined not to let the gossip get to her.  She wants a to change from the shy person that she used to be in her old school to a carefree person.  Laura catches the eye from one of the most popular guys in school.   The head soccer player and of course his ex-girlfriend on who is determined to make her life hard.  

Jessie takes you on a story that is told by a few different characters and as the plot unwinds it keeps you wanting more.  Some of the story line is just plane out creepy.

I thought Dead Ringer was a great book with a big twist at the end that leaves you hanging for a 2nd book.


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