13 Minutes - Sarah Pinborough

I was dead for 13 minutes.

I don't remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this - it wasn't an accident and I wasn't suicidal.

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you're a teenage girl, it's hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I'm sure of it. But that doesn't mean they didn't try to kill me. Does it?


The idea of a crime/psychological thriller novel and YA? I was totally up for it.

It's not very often that you can find crime and thrillers in YA, which is part of the reason I've begun to shift towards reading more adult books. But this one seemed promising.

And it wasn't bad. I've got to say, it was hard to get into reading, with it being full of teenage angst. I get it, it's YA, but when it turns whiney, it gets a bit hard to read. But I coped through and I was thankful.

The overall plot is really well thought out, with some really surprising twists. It was also really original, because like I said, it's unusual to get a crime thriller in YA. 

But... I'm not sure. I just feel like it was missing a bit of something. Although it was an exciting read, it was one of those books where I was looking forward to the book that I was going to pick up afterwards more than the ending. I came so near to giving up.

I've put off reviewing this one because I've been so unsure of what to write. Because I don't really have much to say about 13 Minutes.

Okay, so it was a good read. And maybe it's just because I just don't like YA when it gets full of teenage angst, but I just felt like it could have been better.

Why don't you see for yourself? It might be your type of book more than it is mine.

If you've read it, comment with your thoughts!

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