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I was really excited to receive a copy of Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday for review because I fell in love with Hatley and her friends after reading Deadly Cool at the end of last year. Social Suicide picks up shortly after the events of the first book end and find Hartley working at her school paper. She also finds herself finding another body and is not happy at the reputation that she is getting for it. So she does what any intrepid teen would do…she decides to investigate the crime and find out who killed her classmate.
As with the Deadly Cool I really enjoyed the humor found in this book. I also really liked watching the various relationships deepen and grow. Social Suicide also included more scenes with Hartley and her mother and you know how much I love having good parental relationships in books. There were also several frustrating moments between Hartley and Chase…remember what I’ve said in the past about liking slow build relationships…well…I take that back. Because there is such a thing as too slow though at the same time deep down a part of me really loves it.
Unlike Deadly Cool the mystery in this book wasn’t as complex and was pretty easy to figure out. Though I don’t think that this book was really about the mystery at all. It was definitely more character focused and developing relationships between all the main characters. And that is part of why I loved this book. Its also what makes me really hope that there are more books coming in this series. Because I really want to see where all these characters go next.