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Published by Full Fathom Five Digital on November 11th 2015
Genres: Love & Romance, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Social Issues, Suicide, Thrillers & Suspense, Young Adult
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
From the moment Laura Rivers steps foot into Englewood High, she notices the stares—and they aren’t the typical once-overs every pretty new girl endures. The students seem confused and…spooked. Whispers echoing through the halls confirm that something is seriously off. “That new girl looks just like her,” they say. It turns out Laura has a doppelgänger, and it isn't just anyone—it's Sarah Castro-Tanner, the girl who killed herself by jumping into the Navasink River one year ago. Laura is determined not to let the gossip ruin her chances of making a fresh start. Thanks to her charming personality and California tan, she catches the eye of Englewood’s undisputed golden boy, Charlie Sanders, and it’s only a matter of time before they make their relationship official. But something is making Charlie and his friends paranoid—and Laura soon discovers it has to do with Sarah Castro-Tanner. What really happened to Sarah? Why is Charlie unraveling? And how does Laura Rivers fit into it all? After all, she’s the dead ringer for a dead girl.
“Dead Ringer” by Jessie Rosen definitely takes your mind on an adventure. The reader thinks they know what is going on until you run into the big twist that ruined all of your theories. This novel is written in several point of views. The characters are alright. They have a lot of dimension to them but they are really hard to relate too. I really didn’t like that the story ended with a big cliffhanger. I feel like the story isn’t wrapped up but there really isn’t enough to work with to do a book two. It will be interesting to see what happens.