Suicide is selfish.
It tells the world that you are weak. It tells the world your family and friends have failed. It leaves them with guilt that they could have done more but didn't. It tells them they are clueless and helpless.
I am weak, but I am not selfish.
My suicide will not leave my family and friends with guilt and shame; it will leave them thankful that they knew me for the short time I was here.” – Cosette Hugo
Her brother died. Her parents divorced. Her high school bully is relentless. Cosette doesn't have a lot to live for, but it isn't until she accidentally kills someone that Cosette makes the decision to take her own life. Unwilling to bring shame to her mom, best friend Mattie, or her boyfriend Chris, Cosette decides the best method of suicide is to become a victim of the local serial killer, The Poser. But every time she goes out to find him she gets attacked; her instincts take over, and she ends up killing her attackers. This quickly leads to unbearable guilt. Desperate to finish this before she gets caught or racks up more victims, Cosette does the unthinkable.
“And when I reach my final goal, to meet my brother in heaven, and we're looking down at my victim in Hell, he will say to me ‘Well done, Cosette. What a Beautiful Suicide.”
Dark and Edgy, My New Obsession
OMG, I love this story. One, because when you see the cover and the title, you immediately want to know what the heck this book is about. Second, it's written really well and the author knows how to capture the attention of the listener/reader. Although the main characters are teens, the story takes me back to high school and all its drama and issues I had with family and bullying. Third, I'm a fan of dark and this story has it.
If you are/were a fan of Dexter, Heathers, Jawbreaker or Pretty Little Liars, then you'll love this twisted tale about a girl who wanted to give up on life, but found out that she had a better way to cope...
Michelle Sparks did such a great job with the characters. She really tapped into the emotions of Cozy and I could hear pain, grief, sarcasm, and that teenage spirit I recognize. I can't wait to hear the rest of the series.