Review: The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington

My summary: Kayla, the most popular girl in high school, died in Jade's house just a few months before Jade's family bought it and moved in. It's bad enough that she's from a small town and has had to leave all her friends behind to transfer her senior year to a new area and school. Now she finds out that Kayla not only died in her house, but was murdered and Kayla wants to know who did it. Was it her supposedly bff, her boyfriend with the deep blue eyes, her childhood friend who wanted to be her boyfriend, the nerd who was competing against her academically, or the creepy neighbor? Jade doesn't know who to trust, but she must find out who the murderer is before Kayla makes things worse for her family.

What I thought: This was a fun read, if you like light suspense and ghost stories. There were a couple of things that I thought Jade could have done differently and could have been more realistic, but it does take place in a high school setting, so there is definitely some drama. I liked Jade's, Donovan's, and even Alexa's characters. It was fun to try to figure out who pushed Kayla, causing her death. I was happy I had the person on my list, but wasn't 100% sure until it was revealed at the end. It's great when a book can do that - keep me guessing until the end.

Content: Fairly clean. There is some high school partying, some innuendo, and one person cheats (no specific details).
Genre: YA Suspense
Publication date: January 1, 2013 by Scholastic Point
Source: Thanks to Jen of YA Romantics since I won the book on her blog.
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  1. I totally thought it was the same person Jade ended up confronting and wish I had been a little sharper in actually figuring out who did it.

  2. Jen kind of tipped me off by saying in her review that it wasn't one of the obvious choices, so I can't take all the credit. :)

  3. I actually just got this book. Thanks for the review. At least now I know that its not bad. :)


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