How She Died, How I Lived

How She Died, How I Lived Review

I was one of five. The five girls Kyle texted that day. The girls it could have been. Only Jamie--beautiful, saintly Jamie--was kind enough to respond. And it got her killed.

On the eve of Kyle's sentencing a year after Jamie's death, all the other "chosen ones" are coping in various ways. But our tenacious narrator is full of anger, stuck somewhere between the horrifying past and the unknown future as she tries to piece together why she gets to live, while Jamie is dead.

Now she finds herself drawn to Charlie, Jamie's boyfriend--knowing all the while that their relationship will always be haunted by what-ifs and why-nots. Is hope possible in the face of such violence? Is forgiveness? How do you go on living when you know it could have been you instead?

Title:How She Died, How I Lived
Edition Language:English

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  • Kayla Brunson

    "I want to be alive. And to be okay with being alive."I went into this book expecting to come out an emotional wreck. Sadly, that wasn't my outcome. In short, this book lacked the dept that I was expe...

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    1.5 STARSWhen people say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” believe them. The cover and blurb of HOW SHE DIED, HOW I LIVED made me think I’d read an emotionally-charged thriller. Instead the ...

  • Shelby

    I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.I really, really enjoyed “How She Died, How I Lived,” much more than I was anticipating. I was expecting it to be a bit of a thrill...

  • Bee

    DNF at 48%It's interesting but also tediously boring....

  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}

    Hated the love interest in this one. Ugh. Review to come...

  • Crystal Zavala

    First, let me say that I should have checked to see who the target audience was before I started this book. The book cover says 14+, so I am going to take that to mean that it is considered to be YA. ...

  • Paige Green

    Disclaimer: I received this book from KidLitExchange. Thanks! All opinions are my own.Rating: 3/5Publication Date: November 13th, 2018Genre: YA ContemporaryRecommended Age: 15+ (survivor’s guilt, tr...

  • Stephanie Ward

    'How She Died, How I Lived' is a very relevant and heartbreaking young adult contemporary novel that deals with several important topics and real life scenarios. I know that there's supposed to be a s...

  • Kate

    ***I received a free eArc from Edelweiss***Although the hook is what caught me- 5 local girls are sent a text that only one of them answers, and when she meets with the boy they all know, she is bruta...

  • Hallie

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange network for the free review copy of this book--all opinions are my ownThe unnamed narrator is one of five girls that Kyle texted the day he murdered Jamie. Kyle senselessly a...