Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo KnowlesAn unflinching story of a troubled friendship — and one girl’s struggle to come to terms with secrets and shame and find her own power to heal.
Leah Greene is dead. For Laine, knowing what really happened and the awful feeling that she is, in some way, responsible set her on a journey of painful self-discovery. Yes, she wished for this. She hated Leah that much. Hated her for all the times in the closet, when Leah made her do those things. They were just practicing, Leah said. But why did Leah choose her? Was she special, or just easy to control? And why didn’t Laine make it stop sooner? In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laine is left to explore the devastating lessons Leah taught her, find some meaning in them, and decide whether she can forgive Leah and, ultimately, herself.
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Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles
Before Laine Green even hears her mother answer the phone, she knows that Leah Greene is dead. As I listen to her panicked voice, I feel the tiny bricks that have walled away certain memories continue to crumble…. All I see behind my eyelids is Leah. Leah with her red-glossed lips. Leah standing above me. Leah telling our secret to a crowded room of strangers and my only friends in the world. Leah walking away, leaving me in the rubble of my ruined life.
I felt like you also and found a way to enjoy it more. Here was my review. It sounds king of disturbing but also a fairly good read. And three stars is pretty much in the middle almost so maybe I'll try it. Great review!
Leah Greene is dead. For Laine, knowing what really happened and the awful feeling that she is, in some way, responsible set her on a journey of painful self-discovery. Yes, she wished for this. She hated Leah that much. Hated her for all the times in the closet, when Leah made her do those things. They were just practicing, Leah said.
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Lessons from a Dead Girl is a bleak, disturbing book, and it felt like it had so much potential that went unrealized. Leah died in a drunk driving accident, one that Laine inadvertently played a part in. Laine is unsurprisingly still suffering from the psychological ramifications of that molestation and spends years questioning her sexuality. Now with Leah dead Laine is finally forced to face what happened between them and how what Leah did to her changed the course of her life forever. On one hand, Lessons from a Dead Girl was a very quick read and it kept me interested in what was going to happen next. It has a disturbing and interesting premise that admittedly feels very original, but for me it ultimately felt like a swing and a miss.
But Laine was there when Leah ran off the road and wrapped her black sports car around a tree. And while she feels both guilt and shame, her biggest feeling is relief. Then Leah maliciously used the secret of the closet to blackmail Laine into doing what Leah wanted. How could she have been so kind and so brutal at the same time? This suspenseful, disturbing debut will help older teen readers understand that abusers are victims, too. If you enjoy the emotional, gritty work of E. And so i didnt stop reading because i wanted to know what happened next.