34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues #review

Friday, July 5, 2013
Title: 34 Pieces of You
Author: Carmen Rodrigues
Date: September 4th 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9781442439061
Source: Library
Purchase: 34 Pieces of You
A dark and moving novel about the mystery surrounding a teenage girl’s fatal overdose. 
There was something about Ellie... Something dangerous. Charismatic. Broken. Jake looked out for her. Sarah followed her lead. And Jess kept her distance, and kept watch. Now Ellie’s dead, and Jake, Sarah, and Jess are left to pick up the pieces. All they have are 34 clues she left behind. 34 strips of paper hidden in a box beneath her bed. 34 secrets of a brief and painful life. Jake, Sarah, and Jess all feel responsible for what happened to Ellie, and all three have secrets of their own. As they begin to confront the darkest truths about themselves, they will also find out what Ellie herself had been hiding all along....

My Thoughts: 
I have a very bad habit of impulsively picking up a book based on the cover and title, without reading anything else until I get home. So, when I grabbed this one off the shelf at the library, I didn't expect such a great book. 

The story is one that touches my heart as I know someone that committed suicide and I always wondered what I could have done. 

After reading all the POVs in the book of Ellie's closest circle, I almost felt like I knew her and I wanted to help her come out of her depression so bad. Though it seems that no one in her circle realized that she was depressed, they all just seemed to think that she was "acting out". It broke my heart to hear all the secrets that they were keeping and how everything came to light was amazing.

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