Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Charlie, Presumed Dead | Book Review

In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price—young, handsome, charming, a world-traveler—who is presumed dead after an explosion. Authorities find only a bloodied jacket, ID’d as Charlie’s. At the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: they have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone, and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. Over the next week, a mind-bending trip unfolds: first in London—then in Mumbai, Kerala, and Bangkok, the girls go in search of Charlie. Is he still alive? What did their love for him even mean? The truth is out there, but soon it becomes clear that the girls are harboring secrets of their own.

I went into this book thinking it was going to be a great book and was disappointed. It was badly written. The character development was bad. It got annoying because we were not aware of the secrets the girls were keeping and once we found out they didn't seem like a big deal. The ending was horrible and I would hate to think that there is a second book because everything could have been resolved in this book. This book was slow it would have been better to have given us everything in this book instead of something that felt like the beginning of a very boring chase, between two girls that don't even love the man they are chasing. Speaking of the two girls, they just met and act like they have known each other their whole lifetime. It is a very annoying book. I gave it 3 stars, but I might have to bump it down to 2.  I did get this book months ahead of the release date so I am hoping that it was a rough cut of the actual book, if so I would like to see the finished product and see if the ending changes. If the author made some changes then this book will be better. The overall story and minor details are good, but I hated the writing and the way the characters acted around each other.
This book comes out next week June 2, 2015.

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