Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Premeditated | Josin L. Mcquein


"A WEEK AGO
Dinah's cousin, Claire, cut her wrists.

FIVE DAYS AGO
Dinah found Claire's diary and discovered why

THREE DAYS AGO
Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan

TWO DAYS AGO
She ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair

YESTERDAY
Knee socks and a plaid uniform became a predator's camouflage

TODAY
Dinah will find the boy who broke Claire

BY TOMORROW
He'll wish he were dead" 

I had extremely mixed feelings about this book. First of all, the plot itself was slightly dramatized. Maybe it's just me personally but there would definitely have been better ways to get her revenge than doing it herself, if she had done her research properly, she would have understood and known it was (spoiler alert!) Dex all along. She acted rashly and basically almost ruined a perfectly good guy's life. Anyways once you get over the initial feeling of 'oh this is kinda stupid' you get really into the book. 

Now for the characters. To be completely honest, there was nothing that special about Dinah. She is the typical heroine from every book. The 'misunderstood' girl who 'still hasn't found herself.' But I have to admit, she's pretty ingenious at times. She can leave people speechless and utterly confuse them. You can like her and hate her at the same time. Other than that she's pretty typical, as is Tabs and Brucey, her 'posse'. Now let's talk about Dex. I have very strong emotions about him. Of course, like every other reader I was taken in by his charm, but of course every character I like either a) turns out to be bad or b) dies. For most of the book I thought he was pretty freaking awesome, but then of course he turns out to be Claire's raper....sigh.... Now Brooks. I can't be more happier that he's good. I actually started liking him in the middle of the book and his personality didn't at all reflect the accusations Dinah had put against him. By the end of the book, I was so emotionally exhausted, from Claire dying to Chandi not harming herself. 



Overall, even though I was extremely emotional after the book, I still feel as though the general plot was overdone way too many times. Other than that it was a really good read.