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Arc Review | You Were Here by Cori McCarthy

A girl witnesses her daredevil brothers’ horrific accidental death, and spends the next five years scaring away her friends, becoming a daredevil herself. 

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The cover and the description are what drew me into this book. This book had the goods to be one of my favorite books. But for me, there were a few things that I didn’t care for.

For me, it fell flat with the characters—they all seemed overacted, and none were at all likeable. After a while, it was hard to care what happened to them, and I ended up skimming the last half of the story. I wish these characters had something about them that was likeable, something that you could connect to—I might have liked the story a little more.

While everyone deals with the grieving process differently (especially given differing situations), Jaycee’s seemed extreme.

I find this book a little difficult to review, as I thought the layout was the best part of this book, the writing was fairly good, but the biggest problem being my lack of connection to the characters.

I received an arc copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 3/5 stars

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