Kind of Like Life by Christina McMullen
Kind of Like Life tells the story of 18-year-old Renee Ward who moves to a seemingly ideal town midway through her senior year only to discover things are let's just say-- less than ideal.
Pick a genre, any genre. Now pick four more and mix them all together. Chances are you'll end up with a convoluted mess. But if done right, you will have created a captivating novel with broad appeal. Kind of Like Life gets it right. It lead me down a familiar path, and then, just when things started getting too predictable, pushed me over a cliff I never saw coming.
Humorous, insightful, disturbing, and featuring main characters with depth, this book never failed to entertain. Kind of Like Life packs a wallop! Cliché, I know, but so fitting for this compact thriller.