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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

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The Body Finder

The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting I'm normally not very harsh when it comes to book reviews, but this book took me just about forever to finish!! I honestly should have marked it as DNF a long time ago. Unfortunately, this was one of those times when I felt obligated to finish. I was truly hoping things would turn around and become awesome, but it NEVER happened.

Violet was super annoying and her infatuation with Jay made me want to gag myself with a spoon. I guess I'm getting too old for the whole high school scene. I didn't get why Violet's parents had absolutely no problem with leaving the two of them alone in her bedroom after they started dating. Bedrooms and teenagers are a dangerous combination.
"She kept waiting for her parents to notice how much time they were spending in her bedroom and to say something, but they never did. Not that she was complaining; their ignorance meant she and Jay could continue with their extracurricular activities without interruption."
Seriously?!!?!?!? What in the world are her parents thinking?!?

I thought the chapters written from the perspective of the killer were definitely the best part about this book. They were suspenseful and creepy. I wish I could say the same about the rest of "The Body Finder," but I'd be lying big time. In essence, there was very little action overall and way too much internal conflict over stupid stuff.

I definitely don't intend on continuing this series.