Thursday, October 13, 2011

Best Friends by Vivian Vande Velde

*(out of four stars)

This story is told with letters from two young women. Our characters are Aimee Ann and Nikki. Nikki and Aimee Ann come from two different families. Nikki comes from somewhat of a broken home; while Aimee Ann has a much more suited (and normal) teenage lifestyle.

Even though Nikki loves her best friend she doesn't blame Amiee Ann for her death. Amiee Ann did push her in front of a moving vehicle, but hey, it was all out of fun. No harm done. Nikki, in death, is making Amiee Ann pay though. She won't let her bestie forget her that easily. She's got the power to move things now. She plans on pushing her friend down the stairs so they can be best friends again, in the after life. After all, Nikki explains to us that death is quite lonely and why not try to mend that best friend status?

That's basically the story folks. The narrative was a little confusing; yet I found it original. Unfortunately, this story offers no "chills down your spine" as promised. Maybe it's because I'm a 29 year old man reading teen horror stories. I dunno. This story is the second weakest entry if you ask me. And although I'm not through with this entire book, I'm hoping the others step it up a notch. You can't win 'em all.

Author: Vivian Vande Velde

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

1 comment:

  1. I just read this book and it totally freaked me out! It reminds me of my friends (not using their real names since they wouldn't want me to) Michelle and Gianna. Their moms are best friends and they've been forced to hang out their whole lives. I don't think (or I hope) that they would never kill each other, but they have that sort of relationship.