REVIEW: Slide (Slide #1) by Jill Hathaway

Slide by Jill Hathaway
Series: Slide #1
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books on 1st March 2012
Pages: 256

Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth--her sister's friend Sophie didn't kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn't actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else's mind and experiences the world through that person's eyes. She's slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed "friend" when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie's slashed body.

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can't bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting distant lately, especially now that she's been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
Though I am not a big fan of the cover, I feel they could have done something really interesting inspired by the novel.

I found Vee a difficult protagonist to connect with. Vee really cared about those around her and always tried to help, however on numerous occasions she came across as rather selfish. It was interesting though to understand what she was thinking as the events occurred but I felt she could have done more to prevent it.

This was a very unique plot of which I felt really grabbed you and retained your attention. I felt the murderer was expected to be who it was though I did not expect the extra details and why. I was consistently captivated by the world Hathaway had created for Vee, how she would slide into someone else's body was strange though whilst reading the novel you could easily imagine what Vee was thinking.

This was definitely a novel of which captivated you but also dealt with realistic problems in ones every day life. It perfectly twined with the paranormal/sci-fi aspect of this novel, meaning it was thoroughly enjoyable and I look forward to reading the sequel Impostor.

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