Ciao, amici! I actually managed to read a book for pleasure for a change. Today, I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the YA thriller, I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick.
Fascinating Plot that Slightly Fizzled at the End
I don’t read a lot of YA, but I do read a lot of thrillers. I’ve seen a lot of hype about this book and decided to check it out.
I was pleasantly surprised by the content. There are enough plot twists that it took me a while to figure everything out, and the story moves along at a nice pace. The character development extends far past “awkward teenage girl every boy desires” and “scorching hot teenage boy who only has eyes for her.” Everyone seems to have a secret, and their reveals are quite satisfying. That is, until the big reveal at the end. So much buildup went into the story that the climax required a bang, not a whimper. And while it might not be fair to call the ending a whimper, it was definitely not a bang.
I received this book from NetGalley, so I may not have had the final, polished version. Because of that, it’s unfair of me to judge the book on mechanical errors. There were several, but I did not let that factor into my rating. Instead, I’m only considering content. This author has a fertile imagination and a good sense of story development and pacing. The book is engaging, and despite the fizzling ending, I can comfortably give it a solid four stars.