Review: Defriended by Ruth Baron
IN A GLANCE: Very well written and different. Not what I was expecting.
Author: Ruth Baron
Publisher: Scholastic Point Horror
Pages: 248 pages
ISBN #: 0545423570
A friend request from beyond the grave . . . Jason has met the perfect girl. OK, so maybe he hasn't actually MET Lacey yet, but they talk online all the time. Yet despite spending most nights chatting, Lacey refuses to meet up in person. Suspicious, Jason starts googling, and his cyberstalking leads to a shocking discovery: According to multiple newspapers, Lacey died a year earlier. Soon, Jason finds himself enmeshed in a disturbing mystery. Has he found a way to iChat with the dead? Or is someone playing a dangerous trick? Either way, Jason has to discover the truth before it's too late. You can't put up away messages from beyond the grave.
This book wasn't what I expected it to be. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this book, but from the cover I didn't think this was what the book was going to be like.
Defriended by Ruth Baron is a really well written book. The major downfall of this book to me was that it didn't keep my interest in it enough for me to want to keep reading it and not put it down, which was something I did a lot. The book itself isn't that long of a book, but it took me several weeks to get through it. It was a very predictable book and ending which is another reason why I'm going to give it the rating I am. (See below)
I did get a few laughs in reading this book which is a good thing, but for me it wasn't a book that I would read over. It is a book that I would give a 12 year old to read and I think that age group would love this book.
I would give this book an Ali's Bookshelf...