Review Detail3.5 5
Daisy is an interesting character. She has little to no apprehension about death, except the unpleasantness of, you know, dying. I loved her obsession with decorating her room and keeping up with her blog. She feels like a typical teen. Even her love interest seems like a genuine school-girl crush complete with flirty glances, butterfly inducing phone calls and sweet, endearing moments. Daisy's friends Audrey and Megan seem fun, but could have been given a little more personality (I spent half of the novel waiting to meet this wonderful, trans-gendered character and then get a couple pages of typical teenage chatter instead of the wit and sarcasm I was hoping for).
Honestly, this book had be right up until the beginning of the end. I dealt with the teenage drama and accepted the touch of teen angsty romance but there were a few things that bothered me.
1. Why have Daisy steal the revive for Audrey if it wasn't going to do anything? This felt like filler to me. I kept waiting for her to pop up out of the casket zombie-style and go searching for Jake Gyllenhaal's brains.
2. More Megan. Why include a trans gendered character if you aren't going to let her shine?
It really felt like this story could have been better presented as a series, perhaps with each book featuring a different kid from the bus crash. It was a fun read but, in the end, I wanted more in order to answer those lingering questions.