Remember the simple days, when we could fan girl in the safety of our own lives, and didn’t have to worry about psycho killers?
I don’t, not after reading Copycat, which, might I say has emotionally messed me up, and in some forms, made me weary to make any more blog posts.
But here I am, your loyal and faithful blogger, willing to sacrifice everything for you.
Feel honored.
I feel honored, actually, because I get to give something at the front of this review that I’ve never given before:
SPOILER WARNING.
That’s right, a book that yours truly, genuinely found surprising.
Now interestingly enough, I’m the type of person that’s a quick-witt, but a slow brain (surprised?), so this book really blew my mind.
Just when I thought I knew who the psycho was, the end of the book threw me through a loop.
The story follows our main character, Addie, and her adoration for the ever-popular, Gap Lake Mystery series, written by R.J Rossen (mind you the book itself, CopyCat, was written by Jane Hannah, who I give ten thumbs up for this story). Outside of her fictional world, Addie has a best friend, Maya, Colton, a quirky friend, and a dad who may or may not have been a loaded big-deal business man getting away with a crime. (I’ll leave you to read up on her dad). Not to mention a job, and a Lousia (we all need a Lousia, get’s rat poisoned, and still comes back to work-BOMB lady).
It seems life can be a little boring (I mean, you know, boring in terms of the world compared to Gap Lake), that is until the popular girl is killed, and she is the one to discover the body.
I’m going to skip a few parts, but to give you an idea of what happens toward the end:
In the original book, it’s made to seem like the boyfriend is the killer, even though he isn’t…
That being said, I’m actually really impressed with this book. I’d like to say I was impressed from the start, however I did find the beginning a little slow.
Once I got half-way through, I forgot that I was reading, and became absorbed in the story line, and trying to guess who was the perpetrator.
HOWEVER, as I mentioned before it took me a bit to get into the book (however that might be on me because I was in a mood when I first started reading it), and while everybody had sound characters, I didn’t feel particularly connected with our main girl, Addie, the story was great in mentioning how she felt, but I feel as if there was a lack of character building, like something was missing.
Would I still recommend this book? Hex Yes.
It’s the first decent book I’ve read in about a year (let’s acknowledge my poor start of last year’s book shots), and I’m actually really interested in reading more of the authors books.
Who would I say the target recommendation is for? Anybody age ranging 14+, who’s looking for a good physiological thriller. 14+ because the book does have swearing(A decent sprinkling of the “f-bomb”). It’s the type of book that you probably shouldn’t read at night before bed, but if your like me, and addicted to something that makes you uncomfortable (in a good way), loopy, then I’d say pop this bad boy out before read, and get your creeps on.
Total Rating: Eight of Ten Ginchies.
Have you read Copy Cat? Would you read Copy Cat? Do you have any book review suggestions? I’d love to hear!
Remember to live your life like the ginchy story that it is!
HaziWords

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