Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I was a bit surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I wasn’t sure I would like reading it all that much, but the blurb sounded really intriguing, so I was happy to receive a free copy as part of the blog tour.
I found Piper to be quite an interesting character. She was really easy to relate to and I felt the author did a good job of showing what the school ennvironment was like for her and the other students.
I did have some moments of confusion. There were a couple of scenes where time periods were randomly skipped over. And I couldn’t remember which part of the cliques Connor belonged to.
I felt that Nick was a particularly strong character through the course of the book. It was nice that he wasn’t all about the romance, even though he did pursue Piper quite enthusiastically after a while. And I was a bit confused about why it suddenly came out then, too. Still, the scene where he gives her the Christmas present was a particularly sweet one.
I liked that everything started with a particular tragedy. I thought it made sense that Piper would want to make a difference and that that was how it all started. It was easy for things to snowball out of proportion, I think.
I also liked that the author made it clear that the popular kids weren’t just about one thing that defined them. There were a couple who I didn’t see any redeeming qualities in, but I think that was more because they weren’t shown in great detail. I actually found myself liking Tate more by the end of the book.
It was good that Piper did make mistakes. I felt those mistakes made her human. There were certain things that managed to surprise me through the course of the book, but those did make sense. I liked the plot and the characters and I would read more books by this author in the future.
About The Book
Gone Too Far
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: January 6th 2015
Amazon paperback: http://tinyurl.com/lbrckdu
About The Author
At seven, Natalie D. Richards wrote about Barbara Frances Bizzlefishes (who wouldn’t dare do the dishes.) Now she writes about awesome girls, broody boys, and all things dark and creepy. Natalie lives in Ohio (Go Bucks!) with her techno-wiz husband, three amazing kids, and a seventy pound dust-mop who swears he’s the family dog. Her psychological thriller, Six Months Later, will be released in October 1, 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire. Until then, you’ll probably find her writing her next book or trying to wade through the towers of dog-eared paperbacks that have taken over her bedroom.