Going Under

Going Under - S. Walden This is a difficult book to rate.
It took me a bit of time to get into this story. I think that was mostly because this story in set in high school and because I wasn't really a fan of Brooklyn at the start of the story.
It's not really a feel good story, it deals with some dark subject matters - rape and suicide. Stay away from this book if you can't handle to read about either of them.

This book was - at times - hard to read. It's not pretty, it's not fluffy and sweet. What I did like about it is the way S Walden was just honest and real about it, that something horrible happened - which I really did not expect to happen - total shocker!, Brooklyn's father, Gretchen and Ryan. Ryan is a sweet and great guy. Though he did seem a bit too old for his age.

Why not 5 stars? It took me a while to get into the story and I felt that the last part - after all the shock and events happened - was a bit rushed. I felt like this difficult story deserved a longer ending and I felt that we as readers of this hard story needed more information than we got.

Thought-provoking, beautiful and at times horrific book. Read at your own risk. If you don't mind the subject of the book, give it a try. It's a dark and beautiful story.