Gone Too Far
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Gone Too Far is a difficult book for me to rate. I don't think I liked it as much as my three star reads, yet its intention is thoughtful and the writing itself quite good. It's just I feel that I've outgrown these 'high school' stories. Contemporary YA books that focus so much on cliques, bullies, and mean girl antics aren't all that gripping or appealing to me. Part of the problem is that ...more
“Malum Non Vide: See No Evil”
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 Fa ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Piper, the main character, finds a notebook filled with mutilated photographs and a list of student sins. Then, she receives an anonymous text message telling her tha ...more
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 ...more
Piper Woods, a senior who prefers to hide behind the lens of her camer ...more
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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 ...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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 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 more myst...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
”Send me a name. Help me make someone pay.”
High school is supposed to be the best four years of your life. Or so the old stereotype would perceive it to be. For some fortunate ones, it is. For others, its four years they’d rather forget. But no matter what, we can probably all agree that most high schools have their certain cliques and stereotypes that go along with it. Not to mention secrets. Me and my friends were kind of in the middle; not at the bottom of the social ladder, but certainly n ...more