Author: Jill Hathaway
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
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.
Vee Bell is dealing with a lot. An absent father, a snob of a sister and the death of her mother. Oh yea, not to mention the weird thing that happens when she falls asleep: she slides into other people's bodies! Because of her condition, she is an outcast. With only one friend, Rollins, Vee pretty much keeps to herself and tries to stay as invisible as possible. Until a new boy arrives, that is. To put it bluntly, Zane is a hottie. And he has his eyes set on Vee, which she doesn't seem to mind.
Then one night Vee falls asleep and slips into the wrong person. Witnessing the murder of her sister' friend, Vee realizes that she is the only one who knows it was a murder and she is set on finding the killer before it is too late.
Um, how can I put this gently? Oh screw it: this book was..... AWESOME!!! You thought I was going to say something else, didn't you? Fooled you! I was lucky enough to have won an ARC of Slide a month or two ago. I didn't get the chance to read it right away but when I finally sat down with it, I didn't get back up again until it was finished. It was that good!
I liked Vee right away. She was spunky yet shy and had a good head on her shoulders. She played the part of parent when her father was working (so pretty much all the time) and made sure her sister was taken care of. As the story progressed, we really saw Vee come out of her shell. She grew more confident and really started to take charge of the strange condition she suffered from and finally figured out how to use it as a positive.
Aside from Vee, there is a lot more to this story. There is bullying, and also the effect of bullying on both the victim and bully. The story teaches a lesson even though you may not even realize it while you are reading it.
Everything about this story hooked me, not just the story and characters, but also the writing. You don't even feel like you are reading. It's like Vee is right there sitting next to you and you are just talking with your friend. I seriously flew through this book because it was so effortless to read and you get sucked in from the very beginning.
That's honestly about all I can say about Slide. Actually, I could say a lot more but I'd rather not give anything away. I hate spoilers! So if you are in the market for an amazing read (and I know you are), go pick up a copy of Slide! You won't be disappointed!
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You can also read the first 50 pages HERE.
Want more of Slide? Check out Jill Hathaway's blog HERE for all the info you made need :)
Seriously, if I haven't convinced you to go buy this book right now then I don't know what else to tell ya. You will be missing out! If you have already read Slide, what did you think? Awesome, yes?