Author: Denise Jaden
Paperback, 377 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Simon Pulse
Special Note: ARC Review
A terrible secret. A terrible fate.
When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don't know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.
As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith's final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.
I loved a book that starts off with a good party scene, especially when the main character is debating on doing 'the deed' with her sex crazed boyfriend for the first time. LOL Hooked me in right away. The mystery in this story is what kept me hooked. There just wasn't something quite right with those youth group people. This book took a turn I wasn't prepared for when I found out there was a cult involved and Faith's death might not be a suicide after all.
Alis was my favorite character in the book. He was so darn cute and awkward in a normal teen setting because he'd been home schooled. He was a well written character.
I really liked this novel. Although there was some religious overtones in it, I didn't feel like it got too preachy, so I think the general population of YA readers will enjoy this one.