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Tragedy Girl

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  177 ratings  ·  62 reviews
Of course Anne would be drawn to Blake. He’s good looking, he’s friendly, and they both bring sob stories to the table: her parents died in a car wreck, his girlfriend, Cara, drowned. Of course Blake would understand what she’s gone through. And of course they can help each other work through the pain. It’s like it was meant to be.

But just as Anne starts to feel she’s fina
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 8th 2016 by Flux
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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Flux and NetGalley.)

This was an interesting mystery story, but the pace was a little slow.

Anne was an okay character, and she seemed to settle in well at school despite her recent bereavement, Blake was a little odd though, and a little suspicious.

The storyline in this was about the mystery of what had happened to Blake’s recently deceased girlfriend, and the fact that someone believed that her death
Nov 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review.)

Anne wasn't a character that I loved, but she was okay.

The pacing in this was a bit too slow for me, and parts of the story dragged because of it. There was a few times where I felt slightly bored because of the dragging, but the majority of it was alright.

Overall, An okay read.
Camillia (Twenty Three Pages)
I don't know how to review this because it wasn't bad per say but it wasn't good either

*I received an advanced copy of this book to read and review but all opinions are my own*

Okay ya'll better sit yourselves down and get some popcorn because today, I'm bringing you the mother of all rants.
First of all, let me say this. Tragedy Girl was the biggest tragedy I've come across in a long time. Did you see what I did there? *cue audience laugh track* No? Okay. Let's move on.

So Tragedy Girl is basica
Jan 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Thank you to the Author/Publisher for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

Tragedy Girl is a tragic story of a young girl Anne who loses both her parents in a horrific accident which results in her having to move in with her childless aunt & uncle. If that's not trauma enough she has to move to a new school for her senior year knowing no one and just hoping to get enough credits to get a scholarship for college, but as you will have guessed the year is not plain sailing for our Anne. S
Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

I tried really hard to come up with something positive to say about this one. I guess the one good thing was that Anne’s new guardians (her aunt and uncle) were very caring and loving and protective and most importantly, they were THERE. Caring and loving guardians can be an anomaly in YA literature, so I can appreciate that. But that is where my appreciation ends.

Anne is grieving because both of her parents were killed in a car
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Goodreads Synopsis:
Of course Anne would be drawn to Blake. He’s good looking, he’s friendly, and they both bring sob stories to the table: her parents died in a car wreck, his girlfriend, Cara, drowned. Of course Blake would understand what she’s gone through. And of course they can help each other work through the pain. It’s like it was meant to be.
But just as Anne starts to feel she’s finally found something good in all the tragedy, she can’t ignore signs that something’s off. Her friends rare
Lauren (My Expanding Bookshelf)
Actual rating = 3.5/5

Tragedy Girl is a fast-paced, suspenseful mystery that I'm so glad I had the chance to read. It's a nice quick read that only takes a few hours.

Tragedy Girl is set in a seaside town that has been rocked by the recent drowning of a teenage girl. Giving this premise, the setting not only makes sense but is the obvious choice. It relates very well to the characters.

The story is told from the first-person perspective of Anne, a teenage girl who has recently lost her parents, as
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sophomore-year
2.5 stars
*I recieved this book as an e-arc on NetGalley from Flux in exchange for an honest review*
This book was full of tropes that were not done even remotely well. The main character, Anne was conveniently "an 11 on a 10 point scale" in terms of looks. The relationships she had with other characters were boring due to the characters all being one dimensional, and for the most part they didn't make sense based on the timeline of the story. The whole book took place over less than a month yet t
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
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C. Purtill
Dec 02, 2015 rated it liked it
A fast-paced teen thriller that felt like a cross between the Daphne duMaurier novel, Rebecca, and the Natalee Holloway tragedy from a few years ago.

A couple of months after her parents die in a car accident, Anne comes to live on a small island with her aunt and uncle. She quickly attracts the attention of Blake, a very handsome and smooth-talking guy whose girlfriend drowned but whose body was never recovered. She falls for him as they have tragic deaths in common but it turns sour just as soo
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: review-books
I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This books was just a bit all over the place for me. The general gist is very simple: girl has lost her parents, meets boy who has lost his girlfriend, everything is set for a perfect romance, but boy has dark secret. To be honest, I was sometimes a bit lost because the plot and writing were all over the place and very superficial at the same time for me. I didn't enjoy this book much because of it. For
Suma Hegde
Apr 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Wish it was a bit more thrilling. The pace is pretty slow for a mystery book.
Sue Holmes
May 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
*Review copy received from publisher*
I found Tragedy Girl slow and one dimensional. The story line followed a linear line without allowing incidents and characters to expand and fully develop.
Jan 30, 2016 rated it liked it
A copy of this book was sent to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was meh. Not great, not rubbish- just in the middle. Full review to come soon!!!
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really appreciated this book. It was told from the perspective of Ann-with-an-E, the so-called Tragedy Girl. She has moved with her aunt and uncle to a beach community after the tragic death of her parents for her senior year of high school. She is drawn to Blake, a fellow senior, who is Tragedy Guy after the drowing death of his girl friend. There is a definite secret about his girlfriend's death -- is it guilt because he could not save her or is it something more?

What really amazed me about
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
To call this book a mixture of love,trust,loyalty,and the unexpected ways that your loved ones can deceive you is correct.When Anne finds the courage and strength to finally tell her uncle and aunt that she has a relationship with Blake the cancer survivor,this shows that despite all Anne has gone through she can trust once again.This book can connect and heighten a lot of readers inner emotions.For example it can trigger love,betrayal,and even suspense.This book makes the readers rethink who th ...more
Janka H.
Mar 24, 2019 rated it liked it
A girl shattered by tragedy is trying to start a new life - a new school, new friends, new...future? And a new boy.
But is everything truly that what it seems to be?

Great start, interesting characters, great work with psychology (at least in the first half of the book).
I like that Anne is able to feel compassion and that she has the right instincts to recognize the right and the wrong.
But unfortunately all the mystery went into being just unbelievable in the final parts.

But having said that -
Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it
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Original Review:

**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

"Tragedy Girl" by Christine Hurley Deriso delivered such a breath of fresh air to me with it's compelling characters, gripping story line, and ease of reading. While I wouldn't call this book light-hearted, I would definitely consider it an easy read. Meaning I was so into the story that I didn't have to force myself to read it. I wanted to
Zephyr Tao
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Hayes the Haute Librarian
I was given a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The summary of this book made me excited to read it. The tragedy of Anne losing her parents in a car accident, connecting her to Blake, what with his tragedy of his girlfriend drowning earlier that summer...this is a real thing. People bond through similar experiences, both positive and negative, and I felt it was a great set-up for the plot, which is even thickened by odd behavior of Blake's friends and brother.

However, I
This book was fun to read, even though it did suck. You can tell this author is not at all used to writing thrillers. Tana French, she is not. I could guess exactly what happened by the third chapter. Nothing held my attention, not even the parts with the letters that I guess were supposed to throw us off the scent, so to speak, but they were so obviously filler. You can tell that Deriso thought that thrillers were just contemporary novels with the obligatory elements thrown in to make it a myst ...more
Sara Tickanen
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Read this review and more on my blog, The Reality of Books:

Tragedy Girl by Christine Hurley Deriso tells the tale of a teenage girl, Anne, and her path through the high school landscape after the death of her parents in a car accident. Anne meets Blake, and it seems like a match handed to her directly from her parents—he too has suffered a great loss; his girlfriend Cara drowned in a freak accident before the beginning of the school year. But the more Ann
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
I wanted to read Tragedy Girl because I am drawn to the books with hard issues. Both are bringing hard things to the table, and to top it off Anne may be in danger from Blake, either abuse or possibly involved in death of his previous girlfriend based on the ominous end to the synopsis.

The writing was good and it immediately drew me in. Anne is a good main character and I liked her. she was going through a lot, she is dealing with her parents passing away the last springs and she started over
Mar 20, 2016 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on feargif Tragedy Girl should have been amazing. A teen girl who has to start over after her parents death, a teen boy recovering from the tragic drowning of his girlfriend and a new love blossoming. A love that turns dark and has potentially tragic consequences. Yes, please sign me up. Instead I read a tale of insta-love and a desperate need to be loved. Tragedy Girl could have been phenomenal but was instead just okay.

The plot of Tragedy Girl had so
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sent-for-review
(Thanks to Flux and NetGalley, I received an ebook copy of this book for free to review.)

“How do you go on without your parents? What steps are involved in moving on with your life when your foundation has been ripped from underneath you?”

I really enjoyed the character development throughout this book. It seemed like like the author gave you bits and pieces of the characters personality at just the right pace. I liked that Anne immediately bonded with Blake over the fact that they both grieving
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Imogene Dacanay
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-reviewed
**Thank you NetGalley and Flux for providing me a review copy of Tragedy Girl by Christine Hurley Deriso**

I've read the description of the book and I'm hooked. I love it when a book is sad, tragic. And I'm glad because it didn't disappoint me in that aspect.

I'm a person who rarely rate a book 2 stars, because I choose what I read carefully. But this one! This one is one I really disliked, I'm so sorry. Here are the reasons why:

1. Instalove - Blake and Anne fell in love with a blink of an eye. I

Tragedy Girl by Christine Hurley Deriso is a new young adult novel offered by Flux. It is a compelling young adult novel. The themes of love, friendship, loss and grief are interwoven within the story seamlessly.

Anne has lost both of her parents in a tragic accident. She has been taken in by her aunt and uncle, but is having trouble getting used to her new life. On top of that she is going to a new school where friendships are already formed. Anne feels adrift until she meets Blake.

Blake is str
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a fast YA mystery/suspense/thriller that I think had a bit of a rough start. Interaction between the characters was awkward and set off alarm bells early on. I think the foreshadowing was really too thick from the start, and I know I didn't have any time to really develop trust in any of the characters beyond the narrator, Anne, so I was not surprised by the big reveal. I was more surprised by how long it took Anne to trust her instincts and unattached herself from the crazy. I think the ...more
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