On My Bookshelf : Slide by Jill Hathaway
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pagecount: 256 pages
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister's friend Sophie didn't kill herself. She was murdered.
Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn't actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else's mind and experiences the world through that person's eyes. She's slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed "friend" when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie's slashed body.
Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can't bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting distant lately, especially now that she's been spending more time with Zane.
Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
I really really enjoyed this book, and right after I read it, I would have agreed with all my heart and mind that it deserved five million stars. But my feelings changed when I got a grip on reality. Although this is a very nice story which I thoroughly enjoyed, I felt a like a lot of the concepts were… hard to grasp. It dealed with real life, real things, but I felt like I was reading…. Just not-real things that could never happen mixed with real life.
Also, it doesn’t go into detail over a few things, and so we almost have to try and piece the things together.
But, I did really enjoy this, and so I can’t see giving it less than 4 stars, when, if I weren’t such a critical reader, I would have surely given it 5.