Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls By Lynn Weingarten
Published 7 July 2015 by Simon Pulse
Summary: They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather’s shed. They say it was suicide.
But June doesn’t believe it.
June and Delia used to be closer than anything. Best friends in that way that comes before everyone else—before guys, before family. It was like being in love, but more. They had a billion secrets, tying them together like thin silk cords.
But one night a year ago, everything changed. June, Delia, and June’s boyfriend, Ryan, were just having a little fun. Their good time got out of hand. And in the cold blue light of morning, June knew only this—things would never be the same again.
Now Delia is dead. June is certain she was murdered. And she owes it to her to find out the truth…which is far more complicated than she ever could have imagined.
Sexy, dark, and atmospheric, Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls will keep you guessing until the very last page.
I’m a little torn about Suicide Notes. Not because it was bad, but because I just had such a hard time accepting the ending.
I didn’t dislike Suicide Notes; in fact, if anything, I really enjoyed it. The writing pace was quick and the chapters were short; the writing itself was beautiful. The premise was captivating yet simple enough for me to read without having to think. The book is written mostly in June’s perspective, which later switches with the “unseen” main protagonist, Delia. Delia and June used to be best friends — Delia is the more spontaneous friend and June is the more reserved friend. The storyline is so familiar; its been done so many times in YA contemporaries but Suicide Notes managed to make itself stand out from the rest.
Now here’s where things get interesting.
Delia is dead.
And so begins June’s journey to look for answers about what happened to her former best friend. The chapters are short and quick, so I read the book rather quickly. There wasn’t any moments where I felt like the books dragged on for too long or it was boring. It kept me interested, kept me wondering, keep me excited.
Suicide Notes had so much potential — but I failed to understand why things happened the way it did. The ending frustrated me. I don’t understand why June allowed herself to be controlled this way; why did June give in? Towards the end I wanted more of Delia’s voice because June just became annoying.
Overall, Suicide Notes is still pretty good. Its a quick read and for many this can easily be read within one or two seatings. I enjoyed it despite getting frustrated with it towards the end. I would still recommend this book; especially if you’re into mysteries. Pretty good, had potential to be even better, but hey, to each their own!