Monday, 30 June 2014

Book Review - Pretty Girl Thirteen by Liz Coley

I literally have one word for this book. Phenomenal.

OK book review done, bye!

Only kidding but seriously this book is still with me now. You know when you read a book and it kind of becomes part of you in a haunting way, it stays with you and you keep thinking about it and find it difficult to move on to the next one as your mind is still wrapped up in this one. Well this is that book.

This was actually quite a hard book to review other than simply saying wow, because it really was a wowzer kind of book! It was unbelievably gripping, I just had to find out what had happened and piece all of the bits together. I read this book in two days, nothing else mattered I just had to read it and get to the end, I really did.

Unfortunately the synopsis on Amazon and the new book cover is now alot more comprehensive than the copy that I bought which I think is a bit of a pity as I went into the story without knowing quite so much but I share it with you here as it is widely found on the internet:

A gripping, suspenseful debut that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page…

Angie Chapman is only 13 when she gets lost in the woods in the middle of the night.

The next thing she knows she’s returned home, scars around her wrists and ankles, physically exhausted. Her parents collapse into tears when they see her, but Angie doesn’t understand – until they tell her she has been missing, presumed dead, for three years.

Angie doesn’t remember anything from her missing years. But there are people who do – people who could tell Angie every terrifying detail, if only they weren’t locked inside her mind.

With help, Angie begins to unravel the darkest secrets of her own past.

But does she really want to know the truth?

For me the plot was a little predictable, well the main story line, the reason she went missing was and I think it will be for most people but what really gripped me was the way in which the story was told. There is an underlying plot too which I really did not suspect and the reason Angie has other people with her. That is all I am going to say as I really don't want to spoil it for anyone.

The most interesting thing in the book for me was learning about DID (Dissociative identity disorder) which I found quite fascinating. I really like a book that makes me think more. Obviously this is a work of fiction but also a very frighteningly true possibilities which makes it both interesting and scary at the same time.


  1. Ooh, it sounds interesting!

    1. It was amazing, I really enjoyed it, I just couldn't put it down :D