13 Minutes – Sarah Pinborough

13 Minutes

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Natasha’s sure that her friends love her. But does that mean they didn’t try to kill her?

Natasha is the most popular girl in school. So why was she pulled out of a freezing river after being dead for thirteen minutes? She doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this—it wasn’t an accident, and she wasn’t suicidal.

Now Natasha’s two closest friends, who are usually her loyal sidekicks, are acting strangely. Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before, to help her figure out the mystery.

At first, Becca isn’t sure that she even wants to help Natasha. But as she is drawn back into Natasha’s orbit, Becca starts putting the pieces together. As an outsider, Becca believes she may be the only one who can uncover the truth…which is far more twisted than she ever imagined.

Book Review:

I picked up this book as I have read another of Sarah Pinboroughs books and really enjoyed it. She has a unique take on the typical thriller and I wanted to read more. My initial thoughts when I picked up this book was that it was an interesting cover. plain white with 13 minutes in red and half a girls face. It took me quite a while to pick this up off of my bookshelf after I had bought it just because I wasn’t in the mood for a mystery/thriller. However, when I did eventually pick it up I read a few pages and put it down again. I tried a few times to pick it up after that but I always ended up getting distracted.

Reading the Book when I finally managed to pick it up was interesting. It took a little while for me to fall into the writing style and the flow of the book but I did enjoy the different formatting and perspectives that there are in the book. Some parts were very cliche but other parts were a complete shock. I was hooked on it trying to find out what happened and even though I had an inkling of what took place within this text it still was eventful trying to find it out.
The narrative style is good and everything is revealed in the right amount of time.

Overall it was an okay book, It wasn’t the best YA Thriller Mystery I have read but it certainly was entertaining. It also didn’t take me very long to read, also I can agree with the idea that it is mean girls for the Instagram age. I don’t think it is a book I would re-read but I would reccomend it to friends to pick up if they want an easy YA contemporary thriller/mystery.

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