Truly Devious has been on my radar forever, it just took me awhile to get around to actually reading it. June’s Monthly Motif (Crack the Case) was just the push I needed to actually dive in. To start off, I guess I should say that this book was completely not what I expected. I don’t know what I was expecting, but not this!
Anyway, I really liked Stevie. She’s a true crime fanatic, she fancies herself a detective, and she’s almost too curious about everything going on around her. She gets herself into some trouble with her snooping. And her parents just don’t understand! I’m definitely not a Young Adult anymore, but I related to Stevie so much.
First of all, I’m 28 and I feel like I’m still having this conversation with my mother:
Her parents had no idea that you could meet people outside of school and it wasn’t freaky and the internet was the way of finding your people.
People say depression lies. Anxiety is just stupid. It’s unable to tell the difference between things that are actually scary (being buried alive, for example) and things that are not scary at all (being in bed under the covers). It hits all the same buttons. Stop. Go. Up. Down. It’s all the same to anxiety.
- the setting! I love boarding school books!
- the teensy bit of romance that develops between Stevie and one of her classmates!
- the totally platonic friendship between Stevie and a different classmate!
- Stevie’s ability to make weird connections in the two different mysteries!
I didn’t really like:
- That cliffhanger!
#mm18: crack the case