Cosette has a rough life, but it isn’t until she accidentally kills someone that Cosette makes the decision to end it. Unwilling to hurt friends and family, Cosette feels the best method of suicide is to become a victim. But when she goes out and gets attacked; instincts take over and she ends up killing her attackers. Guilty, desperate, and scared, Cosette does the unthinkable.
“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.’”
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I requested My Beautiful Suicidefor review as I was intrigued by the synopsis, but I had no clue of what was in store for me. Many reviewers described this book as emotional, addictive, twisted, dark and exciting. I agree with every word. This was unlike any book I have read before.
This is a book about teens, but should be read by adults only and definitely not for the faint of heart ones.
My Beautiful Suicidetells the story of 16-year-old Cosette Hugo. Her life has not been easy. She lost her big brother whom she adored, her parents are divorced, and she is being bullied. To escape her troubles, she took up running. Running became her drug, which provided temporary relief from her problems. However, her running would land her in a situation that brought out her dark side. A side that led to her carrying out actions that proved more addictive than her running. What started out as an accident became something she could not control. These actions led to her considering suicide as the best option to put an end to her morbid addiction.
I found Cosette to be a complex character. Even though you know you shouldn’t, you can’t help but root for her. I kept hoping she would fail in her suicidal plans, knowing those same plans fed her gruesome acts.
The supporting characters played their role in making the story a worthwhile read.
My Beautiful Suicide was a fast paced read that had me hooked from the first page. It was like an impending car accident; I wanted to look away but couldn’t. The story flowed seamlessly, and it took turns I never expected. The ending left me with a lot of questions, which had me eager to pick up the next book.
My Beautiful Suicidewas a well-written story, featuring well-developed characters and sufficient twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. A must read for fans of dark and twisted stories.
Thanks to Caffeinated PR for the opportunity to listen in exchange for my honest review.
I enjoyed listening to Michelle Sparks. This is the first time I have listened to her narration. She did a great job with a large cast of characters. She’s great with male and female characters. If you haven’t tried her before, I highly recommend her.
About Atty Eve
I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I grew up with a faithful Christian mother and a short-tempered, alcoholic father. My escape was reading and music. I think I was the only kid with my nose in a book during the Air Force Academy football games. As a rebellious teen, I was very self-destructive and always getting into trouble. Needing a change, I followed my father’s footsteps and joined the Air Force. During my four-year enlistment, I was stationed at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I met my wonderful husband. After our tour ended, we moved to Southern Indiana, on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky. I have two teenage sons whom I try to embarrass but have yet to succeed. Now, as the president of Kentuckiana Authors, I coordinate book fairs, signings, and parties for the group. This keeps me busy along with my writing.
Nadene's addiction to reading began at an early age, when a family friend gifted her a copy of Wuthering Heights. From that moment she was never without a book.She will read anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She gained many experiences through the pages of the books she had the opportunity to read.She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals hopes that in sharing reviews of the books read visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When not reading, Nadene enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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