When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can’t remember the last six months of her life.
Before, she’d been a mediocre student. Now, she’s on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he’s her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won’t speak to her.
What happened to her? Remembering the truth could be more dangerous than she knows…‘
I’m going to get it out there and say that Six Months Later was everything I expected the story to be and more. Six Months Later is the first book I read by Natalie D. Richards. I’m so glad that I read this book!
Since Six Months Later is a YA Mystery, I can’t say too much or I’ll spoil something, so I’m going to try my hardest not to spoil anything.
Chloe –the main character– is a great character to read from. I enjoyed knowing what Chloe was like before all of this happened. Maybe it’s the wicked side of me, but I kind of enjoyed seeing Chloe
metaphorically squirm later on in the book. Aside from that, Chloe is one smart cookie, and really bull headed. When Chloe has her mind on something, she does not budge unless she has what she wants. Chloe can be a real go-getter.
Six Months Later was a book that I easily fell into reading. I honestly thought that I wouldn’t end up liking Six Months Later, but once I actually started reading this novel my outlook on the book changed completely. I went from being unsure about Richards’ writing, thinking that this book would be predictable. But I couldn’t predict anything. Looking back on the story though, I can’t help but kick myself for not figuring the mystery out sooner.
I really like how the story focuses on two things: the mystery as to how, why, and what happened, and then the who. There’s another element to the story that I want so badly to talk about but I can’t talk about it because then I would be spoiling the book. As well as what I think my favourite thing about Six Months Later is: how the story is more focused both on the now of Chloe’s life, as well as the mystery.
By the time I finished reading Six Months Later, it was a few hours later, and I was still in bed — I had woken up that morning and thought I’d start reading the book, just to get a rough feeling of the story. So I ended up reading Six Months Later in one sitting. And totally forgot to take notes on the book! However, my thoughts on the book after finishing the story made me realize how screwed up the reasoning behind the why is.
One thing that I blew me off guard was that Six Months Later ends –somewhat– happily. The ending was nice, but completely, 100%, unexpected. I thought that Six Months Later would end in a sad way. So the happy ending was a little weird, but nice.
All in all, I ended up really enjoying Six Months Later, but it’s not my favourite. I gave Six Months Later, 2.5 of 5 stars on Goodreads.
Have you read Six Months Later before? I’d love to know your thoughts on this book, or any other of Richards’ writings.