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Five Survive: AN INSTANT NUMBER 1 NYT BESTSELLER AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER! An explosive crime thriller from the award-winning author of A Good Girls Guide to Murder.

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There were a lot of reveals I wasn't expecting and some super unlikable characters, which are always fun for me. A fearsome, remarkably ambitious novel that breaks through the boundaries of the genre to become epic - in all the best senses of the word. This one will be tough to review without spoilers due to the nature of the story, so I’ll keep it brief and vague.

Overall, my expectations for ‘Five Survive’ were well exceeded; that scene with Red and her mother at the end? Five Survive reached number four in the Sunday Times Children’s and YA Fiction chart, week commencing 12/12/2022. Red annoyed me from the start, she came off as a little crazy, but I do feel bad for her, because she seems to have gone through so much, and I honestly feel bad for disliking her but I can't help it. he seemed to care about her beyond the mafia stuff- he didn't have to do some of the things he did to "gain her trust". It's inexplicable why Maddy's and Oliver's mom would pick a teenage girl to set up as a fake witness to a crime--especially one she's known her entire life.I went into this with high expectations bc I LOVED the agggtm series by Holly Jackson and I'd seen great things about this- and it didn't disappoint! Everything was tied up perfectly, while still leaving an open end for us to decide what happens, possibly my favorite way for a book to end. anyways i picked this up again bc i wanted a quick read and i enjoyed it again immensely except that i got emotional at the ending AGAIN!

It was so interesting to read about their dynamic with one another, their secrets, and how they all react under the pressure of a life-or-death situation. i can see why the author thought that showing her trauma was important — however, it was not necessary to mention it all. her inner monologues were also very irritating to read and i just hate the broken-girl-get-saved-by-the-supposed-bad guy trope. also, she was constantly mentioning her mother and i don’t know if i’m too insensitive (perhaps i am) but i actually didn’t care about that. All the characters were written well in this book which I thought wouldn't be possible given the 8 hours of the plot.As I said above, I have extremely irrational fears, so I was freaking out throughout the entire book, because I was so paranoid both for myself and the characters. If I were her, I’m not sure I’d ever be able to trust him again, but they were pretty cute together, I cannot lie!

By the end of the book I understood his purpose, but it was hard at some points fighting through to get to that purpose. She made extremely dumb decisions that had me staring at my book in shock, but at least she was an interesting character with depth, which is better than a cardboard cutout character.I listened to the audiobook and I think Red was even more annoying having to listen to her weirdness. i didn’t enjoy reading her inner monologues at all, they were too monotonous and long for no reason. It is fast paced and literally very intriguing but I just feel something was missing for me or may be It was getting bored in the middle.

We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. It's Spring Break and 18-year old, Red, and her five friends, Maddy, Oliver, Reyna, Arthur and Simon, are traveling from Pennsylvania to the Gulf Coast of Florida in an RV.however, for some stupid reason, i still had some hopes for the big reveal and the ending — and now i regret that because i was left unsatisfied with both. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). Oliver, honestly, is enough to ruin the story and I wouldn't be surprised if some individuals have a difficult time making it through the book because of him.

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