How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett

How She Died, How I Lived

I was one of five. The five girls Kyle texted that day. The girls it could have been. Only Jamie--beautiful, saintly Jamie--was kind enough to respond. And it got her killed.On the eve of Kyle's sentencing a year after Jamie's death, all the other "chosen ones" are coping in various ways. But our tenacious narrator is full of anger, stuck somewhere between the horrifying past and the unknown future as she tries to piece together why she gets to l...

Details How She Died, How I Lived

TitleHow She Died, How I Lived
Release DateNov 13th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews How She Died, How I Lived

  • Paige Green
    Disclaimer: I received this book from KidLitExchange. Thanks! All opinions are my own.Rating: 3/5Publication Date: November 13th, 2018Genre: YA ContemporaryRecommended Age: 15+ (survivor’s guilt, tragedy, regret, grief, mature scenes, romance) (trigger warning for rape and murder)Pages: 416Author WebsiteAmazon LinkSynopsis: I was one of five. The five girls Kyle texted that day. The girls it could have been. Only Jamie--beautiful, saintly Jamie...
  • Kate
    ***I received a free eArc from Edelweiss***Although the hook is what caught me- 5 local girls are sent a text that only one of them answers, and when she meets with the boy they all know, she is brutally beaten, raped, and murdered- I stayed for the MC's grief and sense of being outside her old life. A year later and our main character, un-named, is dealing with survivor's guilt, her world once more rocked by the killer's upcoming sentencing. She...
  • Lovely Loveday
    How She Died, How I Lived is one of those books that is hard to place into a certain category, not a thriller or mystery. A story that is an emotionally intense read that touches on a wide range of emotions from love, grief, forgiveness, second chances, and dying. When a life is cut short because of a horrific attack many wonders why her and not one of the other girls that day. “Why wasn’t it me?”  An intriguing read that is sure to keep...
  • Crystal Zavala
    First, let me say that I should have checked to see who the target audience was before I started this book. The book cover says 14+, so I am going to take that to mean that it is considered to be YA. After reading the book, I would definitely agree that it is written for a high schooler. The topics are probably a little too heavy for a middle reader. Because I didn't realize that the book was written for 14-18 year olds, I initially struggled wit...
  • Bookworm LLC
    How She Died, How I Lived is a story about a girl who was murdered and the friends who were left to wonder why her. I liked the story line but felt there were times the author went "Squirrel". At times it took reading a paragraph before you understood who was telling the story. I just don't know what else to say about it. The writing style wasn't to my liking.
  • Lindsay
    A meaningful story centered on justice and what it means to forgive.Thank you Edelweiss for the ARC.
  • Deborah Hightower
    Thriller about an unspeakable crime and how the teenagers that knew the victim struggled to heal and go on with their lives. Good read.
  • Katy Wineke
    A mostly beautiful look at life--and living, death, forgiveness, and love.
  • Madelyn
    What happens when you're the one left behind? Layered & thoughtful. I still hear the narrator's voice in my head.
  • Tricia Leininger
    How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett is an emotionally intense read that touches on grief, love, living, dying, and most of all forgiveness. A life was taken in a vicious attack that could have been any of five girls texted one day. However, the only one to respond was Jamie, and her kindness got her killed. How do you live with knowing that if you’d just responded to the text, Jamie may still be alive? Get into our narrator’s head and ...
  • Deborah Hightower
    This book was about an unimaginable crime and how the victims friends tried to heal and live normal lives after it. Good read.