I wanted to feel this book, but it never happened. The read stayed surface-level for me. I never got emotional – sad, angry, frustrated. I just never felt.
This is an audio journal of a high school girl – heard post-suicide. She’s explaining her reasons – assigning blame. I don’t know much about teenage suicide. It just didn’t have a real vibe to me. Her “reasons” didn’t resonate.
It wasn’t a bad book – I just thought this thing would gut me. And it didn’t touch the emotional storm created by The Crossover. Maybe being the book right after my favorite book of the year (so far) was unfair. But when teen suicide doesn’t reduce me to rubble and basketball does I know something is missing from my read.