by Mindy Meija
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Goodreads: High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers. It seems that Hattie’s acting talents ran far beyond the stage. Told from three points of view—Del, Hattie, and the new English teacher whose marriage is crumbling—Everything You Want Me to Be weaves the story of Hattie’s last school year and the events that drew her ever closer to her death.
Kritters Thoughts: Hattie Hoffman was a good girl and not the girl her family would have predicted would be found stabbed to death, so when the investigation starts into her murder they are blindsided by the truth left and right.
With twists and turns that I predicted and came out of nowhere, I don't want to say too much about this one. It is in the middle of the pack in the who dun it genre, it didn't stand out of the pack, but I would definitely read another from this author.
The one thing that stood out to me that I absolutely loved was that you heard some chapters from Hattie's point of view before her death. I loved seeing the before through her eyes and it was interesting hearing from the victim before she was a victim.
I definitely enjoyed this one, it read quick and it was actually nice to read during the holidays when life is crazy - to have a book suck you in and keep your attention is saying something!
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Ebook 2016 Challenge: 37 out of 50
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Atria. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.