Review: Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday
Twittercide [twit-er-sahyd]: the killing of one human being by another while the victim is in the act of tweeting.
Call me crazy, but I figured writing for the Herbert Hoover High Homepage would be a pretty sweet gig. Pad the resume for college applications, get a first look at the gossip column, spend some time ogling the paper’s brooding bad-boy editor, Chase Erikson. But on my first big story, things went… a little south. What should have been a normal interview with Sydney Sanders turned into me discovering the Homecoming Queen-hopeful dead in her pool. Electrocuted while Tweeting. Now, in addition to developing a reputation as HHH’s resident body finder, I’m stuck trying to prove that Sydney’s death wasn’t suicide.
I’m starting to long for the days when my biggest worry was whether the cafeteria was serving pizza sticks or Tuesday Tacos…
SOCIAL SUICIDE is the quirky and cute sequel to DEADLY COOL. Full of laugh-out-loud moments and ridiculous situations, SOCIAL SUICIDE is sure to be a hit among those who loved DEADLY COOL. I absolutely love how light this series is. After reading a lot of heavy YA novels, it’s great to find one that I can just sit down and relax with without having too many nail-biting moments!
Hartley is awesome. She is one of the funniest girls in the YA genre and I really enjoy reading about her adventures! Hartley is a take charge girl who doesn’t go along with the easy answers. Whenever something doesn’t feel right to her, she follows her hunch and while it may be right, she sure gets herself into a lot of trouble! Her friend Sam brings more hilarious moments that add to the story and make it that much more enjoyable.
While a lot of the moments in SOCIAL SUICIDE are pretty unbelievable, I still can’t help but love the book. The characters are all so amusing and as their antics get crazier, the pages turn faster! I adore Halliday’s writing and I will definitely be reading more from her in the future.