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Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday
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Nov 30, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: young-adult-mystery
Read from May 05 to 22, 2012

My Thoughts:

In this sequel to the awesome Deadly Cool (check out my review), Hartley is now a member of the Herbert Hoover High school newspaper, the Homepage. When a cheating scandal erupts, she sets out to find out how the answers were stolen in the first place. But, before she can get the scoop from Sydney Sanders, the girl caught cheating, Sydney ends up floating face-down in her own pool, electrocuted while Tweeting. As the suspect list grows, Hartley races to find out who the murderer is before she ends up becoming the next victim.

Hartley's back and as snarky and awesome as ever! I love how she has to stumble her way through an investigation rather than just suddenly knowing how it all fits in and who the bad guy/girl is. And her interactions with the hunky bad boy, Chase Erikson, along the way just add to the humor and awkwardness of the typical teenage life. This murder mystery had several interesting twists along the way and it wasn't until I was about 70% into the book that I started suspecting a certain person of being the actual murderer. I think the author pulled off the who-done-it aspect beautifully and had me changing my guess several times throughout the book. This is definitely a perfect sequel to the already wonderful first book and I can't wait to see what this author comes up with next! One thing I'm hopeful for is much more Hartley and Chase interactions...I absolutely LURVE those two!!

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Quotes Wendy Liked

Gemma Halliday
“The first thing I did was run. Okay, actually the first thing I did was scream, lose my balance, flail my arms in the air like some kind of uncoordinated bird, then slide down the side of the tree and land on my butt.

Then I ran.”
Gemma Halliday, Social Suicide

Gemma Halliday
“Mental face palm. Suddenly I wasn't sure there was enough room on the campus for both me and his ego.”
Gemma Halliday, Social Suicide

Reading Progress

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Tabatha How are you liking it so far? I thought it was awesome ! (:

Wendy Lohr I'm really enjoying it so far! I love Hartley and Chase! :) Did you think it was even better than Deadly Cool? Just curious. :)

Tabatha Yeah, I did (: But it was a little different as well, I guess because we already knew the characters & all?

Wendy Lohr That's true. I just know that I'm enjoying as much as the first one so far. Now if I could just find the time to finish it...lol. :)

Tabatha Lol, I finished it so quickly.. At least when you can't find the time or can enjoy it for longer? -- if that makes sense :L

Wendy Lohr lol...yep, makes sense! I'm crossing my fingers that I can continue reading it today. :)

Tabatha You'll love it! It was epic (: x

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