Devin Rhodes Is Dead review by snehayamsani
Devin Rhodes is Dead
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fiction
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Age at time of review - 18
Reviewer's Location - West Des Moines, IA, United States
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Devin Rhodes—beautiful, sassy, and precocious. At least, that is what her best friend Cass thinks. Devin and Cass have been through everything, through thick and thin, they were there for each other. They were best friends forever. But when Devin is found dead, Cass feels guilty. She knew she should not have left Devin, and now, Devin was gone. And Cass is positive that something—or someone—is haunting her. As the hauntings continue, Cass is thrust into the mystery of her best friend’s death where she learns the chilling truth.

 

Opinion: 

“The connection between us shattered, like tiny invisible shards of glass falling softly onto the asphalt.”

 

I really liked this book, to be honest. The book explores the ups and downs of friendships—something I am sure we have all experienced—and artfully crafts the relationship into a mystery, resulting in the death of Devin Rhodes. This is further illustrated as Kam writes the novel in short before-and-after chapters describing the events that led up to and from Devin’s death, building the suspense in each chapter till the very end. Kam’s writing in this novel was well thought out as she explored friendships, pulling the reader in immediately.

 

And Cass. Cass was probably the best thing in the book because I could feel her guilt and confusion toward her relationship with Devin. For me, it struck a chord because my best friend moved a few years ago. After the move, she changed and we grew apart. I felt particularly close to Cass as she wishes for the old Devin to come back repeatedly through the novel. It is something we all feel, no doubt.

 

This book deserves a 5 out of 5.

 
Rating:
5
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

Explain your content rating: 

A girl is killed after a rough night with a boy and her best friend.

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