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Thank you to Atria Books for providing my free copy in exchange for my honest review.


Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community.

It soon comes to light that Hattie was engaged in a highly compromising and potentially explosive secret online relationship. The question is: Did anyone else know? And to what lengths might they have gone to end it? Hattie’s boyfriend seems distraught over her death, but had he fallen so deeply in love with her that she had become an obsession? Or did Hattie’s impulsive, daredevil nature simply put her in the wrong place at the wrong time, leading her to a violent death at the hands of a stranger?

“Every book changes you in some way, whether it’s your perspective on the world or how you define yourself in relation to the world.”

My Review:

Everything You Want Me to Be is a fast-paced mystery full of twists about a teenage girl found murdered in a small town. The story is told from from three alternating points of view which, of course, makes it so much fun to read. Hattie, the brilliant high school teenager; Peter Lund, the high school English teacher; and Del Goodman, the small town sheriff. Mejia does an excellent job of spreading suspicion across a few characters to keep you guessing until the end. I highly recommend this book as it is a page turner. You will not want to put this book down!

I rated this book 3.5 / 5 stars!

And take a look at this beautiful book cover!!!

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