Review: Dead Ringer by Jessie Rosen

26213915Dead Ringer by Jessie Rosen

Published November 11th 2015

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.

I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, this book was quick and entertaining. On the other hand, it was fairly predictable and could have been better written.
There were too many characters with L or S names, which made it hard to remember who was who.
I wish the character were a little bit more developed. The plot was interesting but I thought it became boring after 100 pages.
But Dead Ringer reminded me a lot of Pretty Little Liars and I found that show to really entertaining (I haven’t it in about a year and I haven’t read the books). For the most part, I did like this book as long as I wasn’t over thinking everything. I would really recommend this book to fans of Pretty Little Liars or anyone who likes a quick read.

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