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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Review: Can't Look Away

Can't Look Away Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Can't Look Away is a okay ya contemporary with many quirks.

Summary from Goodreads:
Torrey Grey is famous. At least, on the internet. Thousands of people watch her popular videos on fashion and beauty. But when Torrey's sister is killed in an accident -- maybe because of Torrey and her videos -- Torrey's perfect world implodes.

Now, strangers online are bashing Torrey. And at her new school, she doesn't know who to trust. Is queen bee Blair only being sweet because of Torrey's internet infamy? What about Raylene, who is decidedly unpopular, but seems accepts Torrey for who she is? And then there's Luis, with his brooding dark eyes, whose family runs the local funeral home. Torrey finds herself drawn to Luis, and his fascinating stories about El dio de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.

As the Day of the Dead draws near, Torrey will have to really look at her own feelings about death, and life, and everything in between. Can she learn to mourn her sister out of the public eye?

I really didn't care too much about this book. It seems to be just another book about mourning a loved on. As I was in a reading slump, it really wasn't working for me.

I thought the parts about Day of the Dead were very creepy. They took up way too much of the book. I get how Torrey wants to find solace, but it was creepy how she was always at the funeral home.

Speaking of creepy, it was very strange that Luis lived so close to the funeral home. I mean, a job is a job nd doesn't have to be taken home.

However, there were some good parts of this book. Raylene was a sweet character. I also liked the part of how the popular kids were portrayed.

Sorry this review was so short. I am busy (starting school) and really am short on time.

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