on July 31, 2013 :
(Source: downloaded for free from Amazon.co.uk.)
18-year-old Piper has had a difficult time of it recently – so bad that she commits suicide.
When she wakes up dead she doesn’t get quite what she was expecting though – no heaven or hell, instead she’s at some kind of station, and by committing suicide she’s volunteered herself for a new job – stopping other people from committing suicide.
Piper’s first job isn’t what she expects either, especially not when she realises that the person whose head she’s inside of is a boy!
Can Piper help Sloan to stop him committing suicide? Can she really do this at all? And what is the alternative?
This was an interesting paranormal read, but left us with a cliff-hanger at the end.
Piper was an okay character, although I was surprised that she was so up—tempo about stopping people committing suicide when it was just what she had just done herself. I’m not sure how one depressed suicidal person is really supposed to stop someone else from doing the same thing – I mean if you don’t value your own life are you really going to value the life of someone you don’t know, who is also depressed and suicidal?
Anyway, I suppose this was a nice idea, although by the sounds of things it didn’t seem to be working all that well!
Anyway, everybody in this book had a pretty hellish history, which obviously brought them to the place where they were at, and some of them really were bad – I mean multiple awful events in their lives, which was pretty depressing I guess, so I don’t suppose you could blame them for being suicidal. I’m just not sure that having a depressed person look at your life is the best help – what’s to stop them from saying ‘I agree. Your life is sh*t. Best off yourself now before it gets any worse!’
Otherwise the storyline was okay, although it did seem a little bit easy at times for Piper to get people to change their lives, which didn’t seem all that realistic. It was also a bit odd that she got given a boy for her first assignment.
While there was a happy end in some respects in this book, there was also a major cliff-hanger! I now feel like I need to read the next one to find out what happens, which is a bit annoying really.
Overall; an okay paranormal story, but watch out for that cliff-hanger!
6.5 out of 10.
(review of free book)
on May 25, 2013 :
this was a pretty fair story for a short book not a bad read and i finished in an evening. I found the switch from suicide girl to super helper get you over it girl to be really fast, also a almost quit reading after the first 2 chapters, i thought "oh crap someone is publishing their journal as a self help for depression, should i even read this? it might be contagious and get me down for a while." but it's ok and the story gets better, but not good enough for me to buy the sequel for $4.50 for the e-book edition. the story wasn't riveting enough for the price, maybe like 99 cents the first story is too short to merit any more for the second.
(review of free book)