Saturday, September 22, 2012

Social Suicide - Gemma Halliday

Title: Social Suicide
Author: Gemma Halliday
Release Date: April 24th, 2012, Paperback
Publisher: HarperTeen
Group: Young Adult Literature
Call me crazy, but I figured writing for the "Herbert Hoover High Homepage" would be a pretty sweet gig. Pad the resume for college applications, get a first look at the gossip column, spend some time ogling the paper's brooding bad-boy editor, Chase Erikson. But on my first big story, things went . . . a little south. What should have been a normal interview with Sydney Sanders turned into me discovering the homecoming queen-hopeful dead in her pool. Electrocuted while Tweeting. Now, in addition to developing a reputation as HHH's resident body finder, I'm stuck trying to prove that Sydney's death wasn't suicide.

I'm starting to long for the days when my biggest worry was whether the cafeteria was serving pizza sticks or Tuesday Tacos...
Reading Social Suicide is like eating your favorite dessert. You just can't stop. I was so addicted to this book while reading it. I kept thinking about the characters and what I thought really happened with the murder that Hadley was investigating. The only thing that comes to mind when I think of these books is how fun they are. Sometimes it is nice to step away from the depressing deep books that just make you have so many feelings, which happens to me from time to time because I tend to become attached to characters. I did become attach to these characters but it is a different relationship. I feel so happy and there is the biggest smile on my face whenever I think about the gang in Social Suicide.

Social Suicide takes place right were Deadly Cool left off at. We have Hartley working for the school newspaper. There is a lot more funny jokes and intense scenes with Hadley and Chase. I just want them together so much! There is also her best friend Sam that comes up with a new slang word in this book: "Twittercide - the killing of one human being by another while the victim is in the act of tweeting." I can't even tell you how many times I laughed out loud when Sam and Hartley would you the term twittercide. It is just so funny and clever.

Overall, if you haven't read these books yet I highly recommend. They are light and fun and will for sure make you laugh. I also love the titles to these books, "Deadly Cool" "Social Suicide". I can't help but wonder if there is going to be another book. Social Suicide did leave off on a minor cliff-hanger sort of. I would love for there to be another book!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds so addicting! I can't wait to read this series, I think I will love them. ;)

    J'adore Happy Endings


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