My Last Kiss
written by Bethany Neal
published by Farrar, Staus and Giroux
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy it. It was a quick read that had me wanting to see how it ended. But I didn’t quite get the point.
Cassidy met a tragic end, an end she doesn’t remember. She is stuck among her friends until the circumstances of her death come to light. Of course, you feel bad for Cassidy, her life cut so short. And you feel for her friends as they try to piece together what happened to Cassidy. They each are going through their own grief and guilt.
But I didn’t quite understand why she was stuck there, going through her memories. I know she was trying to figure out what happened to her. I know her friends were trying to figure it out. Cassidy is pulled between the present and her memories. It is a bit disjointed, but it was interesting. You never really remember everything in chronological order. But the transitions were a bit rough for me.
There were a few parts that I didn’t quite understand. (Two that stick out are Ethan, seventh grade and pencils.) Sadly, if I go into detail, I will spoil a part of the book, so I won’t do that. But I wonder if I missed something. If anyone has read this and is willing to discuss the spoiler parts, please email me or leave a comment with *SPOILER* to begin it. I’d really like to try and figure it out.
Would I recommend it: Sure.
About the book: What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?
Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss–the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died–is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn’t a suicide as everyone assumes. She can’t remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she’s worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend.
If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she’ll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made–good and bad–that led to her last kiss