The Dare by Hannah Jayne | Book Review #125

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Bryn did everything with her best friend Erica. So when someone dared Erica to jump off the pier one night at Harding Beach, Bryn was right by her side. But when Bryn made it back to the surface, Erica was nowhere to be found. Bryn tries to make a fresh start by burying her memories of that awful night. But when a Twitter post from “EricaNShaw” pops up on her feed and a chilling voice mail appears on her phone, she realizes that someone isn’t ready to let go of the past…

I found this to be a pretty unpredictable book. A few times I got a little angry because of the way that this story was written. At one moment, you’d have the story going on, and then you’d have flashbacks to Brynna’s life of before. However, there are unexpected events that happen in the story, and I am truly grateful for those events.

There is a serious case of Survivor’s Guilt, and an extreme case of Paranoia in The Dare. The stuff that Brynna goes through throughout The Dare is insane though, so her paranoia is justified in my eyes…

There are a lot of factors in this book. Bryn did everything she could to save her best friend, Erica. However, when Bryn starts to move on with her life, as much as she could in her situation, it really broke my heart to know that Bryn thought she couldn’t justify her own paranoia. Bryn felt and even knew that her overprotective parents wouldn’t be able to believe her.

The second factor in this book is that with Brynna moving on with her life, moving to a new school, to get a new start, things were really going up for Bryn. She started making friends. Bryn was actually somewhat happy! And then some crap happens that prohibit’s Bryn from moving on.

Support was one thing that Brynna needed the most in this story. While Brynna thought that she couldn’t have shared her problems with anyone. I think that she got support in ways that she never thought of. Yeah, her parent’s wouldn’t believe her, but the friends that she made would have.

Her friends are truly amazing. They really bring a light to Bryn’s life. They’re there when she needs them most, honestly, and Bryn doesn’t even realize that.

The feel of this book while your reading seems like everything is this big coincidence. When I got to the end though, everything clicked into place and I was just really amazed because, well, WOW! The end of this book took me completely by surprise. I didn’t expect that at all! And I’m suuper glad that her friends were there.

I didn’t know what expect when I borrowed The Dare form the library. I only borrowed this book because I had this mystery-vibe going on. Which is really weird because I don’t normally read mystery? I usually find mystery books to be completely predictable. My only wish is that I had enjoyed this book more. There were only one or two times that I had laughed, which is truly unfortunate in my opinion.

That is all for my review of The Dare by Hannah Jayne, and Thank You for reading! If you’re interested in The Dare, you can click the cover above to be lead to The Dare on Goodreads.

Adele

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