Slide by Jill Hathaway
Publisher: Balzar + Bay (HarperCollins)
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Number of Pages: 250
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Jill Hathaway did an amazing job writing Slide! I knew I would love it as soon as I heard about the plot. There was no doubt in my mind at all! Slide is about a girl named Vee who has something well it's cool sometimes and other times it's plan annoying. She slides into the minds of other people, she can't read their thoughts or anything but she can see what they're doing and if she tries hard enough she can control them too. Vee has some major problems going on with her sister and her sisters friends, Amber and Sophie. Vee slides into the mind of someone who is in Sophie's room and finds her dead. Now it looks like a suicide until Vee looks down and realizes there is a knife in her hand.
Vee is a very strong character. She never really thinks about herself she's always trying to help the people around her like Rollins, Mattie, Sophie, Zane, and even her dad. It's one of the things that attracted me towards her character. When we first met Matties character I thought she was going to be some snooty cheerleader but she wasn't thank god! Mattie is just a young girl who's going through some rough times and she needs her sister to help her through them.
Some other characters I liked/fell for were Rollins Vee's best friend and Zane Zee's boyfriend for a short time. When Rollins was introduced in the very beginning and near the middle I had a couple doubts about him being the killer but those were quickly squashed and I was happy. Now Zane we met kind of in the end of the beginning and I knew right away that the two of them were going to date and I was happy because I liked Zane. But the moment he left and Zee found the red paint on the floor I was extremely sad. I'm not going to tell you what that means or what happened to Zane because that would be a major spoiler but he was a well written character.
My next favorite part of the book is the plot. One of the reason why I liked this book so much is because it sort of reminded me of the Wake Series by: Lisa McMann. The main character of that person slips into the dreams of other people which isn't exactly the same but it's really similar and the things she uses her dream seeing for are very similar. Also even though the book reminded me of that series it also stood on it's own very well which is great especially since it was Jill's first book! This one is definitely a 5 out of 5 stars!
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