Death by Social Suicide
Published February 13th 2015
The night Brittany Wakefield kissed her best friend, Jaime, she lost everything. Who knew one amazing moment could send him running— spinning a web of deceit and avoidance for two years. Stepping onto campus, she’s ready to win him back, even if it involves pledging a sorority she has no interest in.
Erik Draxton fell hard for Brit the moment she walked into the art room. With vibrant purple hair, music in her veins and a rebellious flair, she’s all he’s ever wanted.
While Jaime shrouds himself in secrets, Brit finds herself longing even more to be a part of his world. Unable to watch the girl of his dreams get tossed to the side, Erik decides to take matters into his own hands. But when Erik crosses a line, Brit feels backed into a corner, and discovering Jaime’s secret leaves her devastated.
With a shattered heart from Jaime, and the risk of losing Erik on the horizon, she knows one thing: navigating the social circles can be a suicide mission.
I absolutely love Death by Social Suicide! I would have to say that it is probably the best and most enjoyable book I have read in a long time - and because of this, I think, I've been having the hardest time trying to write this review. Isn't that always the way?
The whole 'Greek System' thing that American Universities have with Sororities and Fraternities really rather fascinates me because it is unlike anything that we have here in Australia. Anne showed me a different perspective on the topic with this novel about the trials it takes to enter and real bonds of sisterhood that form during that period.
I think my favourite part is Anne's writing. She created such dynamic character's that you just can't help but feel connect to and feel for - whether they're good, bad, or indifferent feelings is up to you! Once I'd started the book, I was going to say couldn't put it down - but that's not technically true. It never even crossed my mind to stop reading. I read the whole thing in one go - no food, no potty breaks, no sleep. It was a pretty amazing handful of hours for me.
There's witty dialog that will have you laughing, and heartfelt moments that make you very well aware of that muscle under left rib cage. There are serious issues addressed, and there are some embarrassingly awkward scenes that'll make you cringe. Basically, no matter what draws you personally to a novel, Death by Social Suicide has a little of something for everyone and tied up in a well written bow.
I don't think this review truly does this book justice, but the bottom line here is: Death by Social Suicide is an must read. So, you know. Go read it. I think I might go do that again myself...
5 out of 5
Side Note: Does anyone else think that the girl on the cover looks like Kirsten Stewart?