Book Review

Review: Things I’d Rather Do Than Die by Christine Hurley Deriso

Things I'd Rather Do Than Die

 

Rating: ☆☆.5
Audience: Teen, quite a bit of language, a few kisses, minor violence
Length: 300 pages
Author: Christine Hurley Deriso
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: September 18th, 2018
Image & Other Reviews on: Goodreads

SAVE THE DRAMA…for someone else’s Mama.

My biggest issue with this book was that it tried too hard. Every page was filled with trying to add more to the story when it was already brimmed to bursting with this and that thing happening.

When I took the story between Ethan and Jade for just their story, I thought it was cute. Maybe a bit rushed, but I could see the goodness of them.

The Christian aspects also felt very forced. While it started off as the beginning of their ‘relationship’ by discussing all things religious, from there it drifted in and out of the book at random times. As if to keep including it, but I didn’t think it played that big of a part in the story.

The book is written in a young style, but the addition of a lot of language takes that away. They’re a few kisses here and there, and no love scenes. Some violence in the beginning.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher, Flux, for the digital ARC! Page counts, and date of publication are subject to change.