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Gone Too Far

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  2,124 ratings  ·  297 reviews
Keeping secrets ruined her life. But the truth might just kill her.

Piper Woods can't wait for the purgatory of senior year to end. She skirts the fringes of high school like a pro until the morning she finds a notebook with mutilated photographs and a list of student sins. She's sure the book is too gruesome to be true, until pretty, popular Stella dies after a sex-tape go
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire (first published 2014)
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If you love a good revenge story, this is definitely a book you want to check out. 

Gone Too Far starts off on a promising note. Piper Woods discovers a notebook on the ground on her way to class one day, and what she thought was a generic notebook that probably contains someone's finals notes actually is filled with the true stories about several of the students that attend Piper's high school that, if revealed, could corrupt them. Piper soon receives a text
Ah..High School..a place where the drama is never ending. And in Piper's world it can also be deadly.

When High school student Piper finds a school notebook full of student photos torn to shreds she is uneasy. And those misgivings quickly spreads to terror as student secrets begin going viral, resulting in a student suicide.

Lost in a nightmare, Piper has doubts about how the student actually died. As more secrets come to light, Piper receives a mysterious text from none other then the anonymous p
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This is definitely one of my fastest read this year. It made my heart race, it kept me guessing and it made me stay up all night. It made me forget that I have a bladder and that I have to feed myself. I don’t know about you but those are signs of a good and brilliant book. This is my first from Natalie D. Richards and I honestly don’t know why. I’ve read good things about her first novel, Six Months Later and I can’t wait to be lost again in the mystery of that
Faye, la Patata
You guys know how much I like my revenge stories. There's something that feels really sweet when mean and awful people get a dose of their own medicine. The best one I've read to date is Gretchen McNeil's Don't Get Mad duology, which had an amazing cast of female characters (who totally kicked butt and whose different personalities really made both novels shine), so I was kind of expecting to feel the same intensity in Richard's. Unfortunately, while I liked the idea of the premise (which wasn't ...more
Romily Bernard
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Okay, per usual, I'm not going to bother recapping because other people will do a better job. Instead, I'll just hit the highlights and avoid any major spoilers.

Oh, and full disclosure?

I critique with Natalie Richards so if that bothers you, turn away now...still here? Good. Let's go.

One of the best things about GTF is how real it feels--not just the emotions, but the events. The book, Piper's reactions, the students' behavior, it all feels so possible to me. Which makes the whole thing incredib
Erin Arkin
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Let me start this review by saying…I loved this story. It had everything I love in a YA novel, a bit of mystery, some romance, and the politics of navigating high school. Richards created some interesting characters and a very realistic situation while creating a story that had me turning the pages to see what would happen next.

Piper is in her senior year of high school and just counting the days to graduation so she can get to the college of her choice and focus on her photography. She has alwa
Initial reaction: I think that I would've liked this even more if it didn't feel like certain things were missing from the connection with the narrative. I loved the strongly asserted female voice and intent of the narrative overall.

Full review:

Natalie Richards's "Gone Too Far" is a decent novel and I liked it quite a bit for what it offered. I'm guessing some of you are expecting a "but" in there somewhere because of my rating of only 3 stars, and you would be correct. Something in this read fe
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am always up for a good mystery and when you throw in a mystery, with a genre I already love (YA) you have quite the winning combination.

Having enjoyed Richard's debut novel Six Months I was eager to read another one of her books and see if it would be every bit as fun as her first.

I am happy to report that it was and that I read this in a single sitting. And why I didn't have everything completely figured out, I did have a lot figured out before the big reveal, but it was okay because the boo
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
It started really well but I expected much more. In my opinon it didn't go too far but too long , I found it rather slow and it took ages for the main character to find out the truth . Almost a DNF.
Rhea Dsouza
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“Malum Non Vide: See No Evil”

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This was me while I read Gone Too Far. I finished reading it in one day and it was finally 11:29 pm that I typed up this review. Why? Because it was fresh in my mind, sure.

But also because Gone Too Far is the best mind fuckery of the deepest level and I’d wanted to purge this book from my system before I went to sleep that night.

I think the main reason that Gone Too
Jen Ryland
Dec 11, 2014 added it
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I really enjoyed this author's debut book, Six Months Later, and was very excited to read this!

Like Six Months Later, Gone Too Far is a contemporary/suspense/revenge tale that takes place in high school. (I mean, most YA takes place when the characters are attending high school, but most of this book actually takes place in school.) While Six Months Later felt a little sci-fi, this book is more firmly grounded in reality.

The main character, Piper, is a senior who dreams of being a globetrotting
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley for the free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

Did I like this book?

I initially requested this book because I'd been hearing some buzz about it through the blogosphere, but I wasn't really expecting much. To say my expectations were exceeded is a bit of an understatement as I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book!

I was easily able to relate to Piper. She's not part of the cool, popular crowd, but she has her own group of friends and
Suzy Seerden
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
Find the original review here at This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

Piper is usually found to be hidden behind her camera. Which means her classmates see her coming but they also forget she's there. She has her friends but for the most part Piper feels invisible. One morning she finds this notebook full of what appears to be the shady and secretive going on's of the kids in her school. Piper has every intention of turning the note book in and getting as far away from it, but she just can't s
Oct 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Natalie D. Richards' second YA novel tells a story of bullying and vengeance, ignorance and punishment, cruelty and trying to make things right. It's a well written and captivating story, though it isn't quite as intense and unpredictable as Richards' debut, Six Months Later. Still, all things considered, Gone Too Far is a decent mystery/high school drama - a good read for a long Winter afternoon with a cup of hot chocolate.

Piper Woods, a senior who prefers to hide behind the lens of her camer
Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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**3.5/4 stars**

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Oh my god: WHAT. A. THRILL. Holyyyyyy crap. I love books that have a twist that turns your insides, makes your heart stop and your eyes pop. Gone Too Far had this twist. Sure, it’s a little strange how things turned out, but holy moly, I did NOT expect it to be who it was. I guessed and I guessed, but totally didn’t see it coming. Yeesh. Normally I tend to expect the usual from “these” kind of books, but I was seriously
Oct 07, 2014 rated it liked it
When I saw the summary for Gone Too Far I knew that I had to have it, I read Richard's Six Months Later and loved it so I was expecting amazing things from this book and overall I enjoyed this one, but I was expecting so much more.

Piper Woods doesn't like the spotlight, she would rather hide behind her camera and observe instead. But when she sees someone getting bullied and doesn't say anything, it haunts her. Especially when that person that was bullied ends up dead 24 hours later. Piper is d
Keanna (JustKey)
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Having read Natalie Richard's books I knew this was going to make me slightly paranoid in trying to figure who did it. This time was no different.

Piper finds a notebook with code names that has a list of all of her classmates wrongdoings that someone has seen. The owner of the notebook wants Piper to help them right the wrongs and all she has to do is send a name.

"You can't pick through the pieces You have to look at the whole picture to see anything.

But when a video releases about fello
Not far enough

I finished this one really fast but not because it was an amazing story. It was just a short and quick read. I'm not saying it was bad. It just wasn't amazing.

I found the writing to be mediocre. Nothing crazy or anything. I felt like at times it fell flat when it came to descriptions and characterizations. I found that at times it tried too hard to be like a suspenseful TV. It just didn't work for me.

The plot was just ok. I found it interesting, but nothing crazy exciting or ne
Mary H
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is like a darker version of Mean Girls, and it's awesome and sad and swoony and difficult and oh-so-important. This is a great story that, sinilarly to Katie Cotugno's 99 Days, questions how much of other people's truths we are entitled to. Gone Too Far explores our collective judgmental mentality, especially in high school, and readers will discover with Piper exactly how you make a situation right, even after you've made it worse. My biggest complaint is honestly the glut of trendy names ...more
Jody Casella
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Warning: Do not start reading this book at night. I'm still bleary-eyed this morning from staying up way past my bedtime to finish it. Disclosure: I know Natalie. But here's the funny thing-- she TOLD me the entire plot of the book a few months ago and I forgot who did it and could not read fast enough to see how it was all going to turn out. So, make of that what you will. I rarely write reviews for books by friends. So, make of that what you will too. My verdict: suspenseful, fast moving, psyc ...more
Rebecca McNutt
Gone too Far was a good book, but I didn't really like the main character or the writing style. The book seemed too mature for its YA audience and was more like reading an adult thriller fiction.
A decent ya mystery, though I found the main character Piper somewhat annoying for looking down on everyone and being judgmental. I couldn’t figure what Nick saw in her, because he was a really sweet guy and I liked him.

The book seemed a little too short and I would have liked some things flushed out more.

The message - don’t judge someone because you don’t know their whole story - was a good one though.
”I think we all have a terrible person inside us. If you scratch the surface.”

At once pulse pounding and thrilling, this book, I could never put down. In all its shortness of breath, I still felt like I was pulled along for a wild cop car chase, that never stopped and ceased to stop turning corners. Gone Too Far felt like that.

The story follows our main character, Piper Woods, as she thinks it’s just one more year till she can break free from high school. Except, after the suicide of a fellow
Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
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I would be lying if I said that the first thing to pop into my head when I read the summary of this book was Pretty Little Liars. 

Texts from an unknown sender. threats, commands, secrets, etc. This book gives off that vibe. 

The writing style of this book only gives us the perspective of the main character, Piper, which makes the mystery all the mor

Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it
It was interesting at first but then it got boring and predictable. A sort of twisted Mean Girls mystery romance. The circumstances were hardly believable and I couldn't relate to any of the characters.
Lauren AKA randomreader
This is more high school drama rather than a mystery. Very predictable.
Brianne Vercellotti
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I thought this book was a little bit slow when I first started to read it, but I did not want to read another book. I got about halfway through the book and I got more intrigued. I thought that it had a really good story line and was easy to follow. I enjoyed how this book took a stand about bullying and cyberbullying.

This book took place mainly at a high school, but it did go to other places like restaurants, the character’s home and different party
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I absolutely enjoyed reading Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards. I sped through the book because it hooked me from the first chapter.

One of the reasons that I didn't love the book is because I didn't connect with Piper. I enjoyed her character, and I liked seeing the growth in her character throughout the story. I thought she was a great character because she's not perfect, she's flawed - and she knows that she's flawed, which is part of the reason she grows.

I really liked her relationship with
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