Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister's friend Sophie didn't kill herself. She was murdered.
Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn't actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else's mind and experiences the world through that person's eyes. She's slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed "friend" when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.
Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can't bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she's been spending more time with Zane.
Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
So I, personally, would not want Vee's ability to slide into other people. Even if it means that she knows more then most people about the little things that people do wrong-which only really a person who would be inclined to blackmail would want-but it also puts her in danger in this book (and probably the sequel, as well!)
This was a really unique book! Though I wouldn't want her ability, well, Vee has it, and has to deal with it, and I think she did the best that she could with it, considering the whole murder thing! It gave Vee the chance to make right a wrong!
The whole thing with Rollins and Zane, it pretty much made me think one of the two boys would be the bad guy, considering it had to be someone semi-close to Vee, to murder Sophie's friend. So when all those twists were revealed, well, yeah, it was so great to read!
I really enjoyed this book so much, and I just desperately want a sequel now!
Author: Jill Hathaway
Series: Slide #1
Read: April 30th, 2012
Reason Why: It sounded amazing, it's a LLFL book, and it's a DAC book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins
Published: March 27th 2012