Welcome to our stop on Gone Too Far tour for Natalie D. Richards. This tour is hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club Tours.
Gone Too Far
Author: Natalie D. Richards
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: January 6, 2015
Review Source: Sourcebooks Fire | Netgalley
Piper Woods can't wait for the purgatory of senior year to end. She skirts the fringes of high school like a pro until the morning she finds a notebook with mutilated photographs and a list of student sins. She's sure the book is too gruesome to be true, until pretty, popular Stella dies after a sex-tape goes viral. Everyone's sure it's suicide, but Piper remembers Stella's name from the book and begins to suspect something much worse.
Drowning in secrets she doesn't want to keep, Piper's fears are confirmed when she receives an anonymous text message daring her to make things right. All she needs to do is choose a name, the name of someone who deserves to be punished...
Piper is not popular, she minds her business and ignores the world. One day at school she witness a cruel act by her classmates and she doesn’t do anything. A day after, she finds out the girl that was being bullied is now dead. Her lack of action kills her with guilt. She wants revenge. She wants people to pay for this girl’s death. As she stumble upon a book, Piper starts receiving anonymous texts. This person is asking Piper for names of people that need punishments. At first, Piper thinks this is a way of getting back at those that caused the death of her classmates. As secrets are reveals, Piper begins to see that it is not her place to punish others. And that this anonymous person is dangerous and causing more harm than necessary.
I didn’t like Piper. I thought her character was weak. With the lack of confidences she had with herself, she thought she had the rights to judge others. As the story proceeded, I saw her transformed for the better. Even though she needed a little push from Nick. Now his character I enjoyed the most. Nick was genuinely kind and sweet. Piper thought he was trying to get to her for another reason, she soon realized that his intentions were sincere. I liked him. He challenged her and he made me like Piper at the end.
Overall, Not Too Far is a good read. It's entertaining and it makes you double think before judging others. It's bittersweet. Piper had to learned from her mistakes. Yet, even when things got out of hands, instead of being a coward, she finally stood up and was willing to pay the consequences. If you love mystery, then this one is a good one to read.
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