ARC REVIEW: Tragedy Girl by Christine Hurley Deriso

Title: Tragedy Girl

Authors: Christine Hurley Deriso

Publication Date: April 08, 2016

Publisher: Flux

Format: eARC

Number of Pages: 240


“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 rarely let her be alone with Blake. Even those closest to Blake seem uneasy around him. And then there are the rumors about the death of Cara, whose body was never recovered. Rumors that suggest Blake’s pain is hiding something darker than Anne can even begin to comprehend . . .”

My Thoughts

**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 didn’t even feel the chemistry, the sparks between them. 

2. Fast-paced, I was in another situation/happening in a certain chapter, and in the next one. I feel like I’ve skipped a lot of parts, even thoI did not.

3. Confusing, it was really complicated especially in the middle part. Like what? Why? 

4. Too predictable. Reading the book had me like “Uh, I know what’s going to happen next, but hey! There might be a twist.” Then I read, after that “Oh wow. I never thought I’m actually right!” Come on.

Well, it’s a good thing that all of my questions were answered. The book didn’t leave me screaming, waiting fod answers. Also, the genre perfectly fit the book. 

The book was written well, very well. So it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. But the bad dominates the good, reason why it’s a two star.


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