Review for I Swear

Review for I Swear

I Swear I still have no clue what to rate this. A 3? A 2? Or a 4? I will just go for a 3.

This book was in a few words, confusing, felt like it dragged and had one very very “”Gah, I want to strangle her””-person.

Why confusing? Because you got about 4 or 5 POVs. And most are only about 2 or 3 pages long, some longer, but mostly it is like this: Ah this is about *insert name*, who was that again, ah she was this and that, and bang 2 pages later, next person and process resets again.

I also was sad that we didn’t get Macie’s point of view, while she was a totally boss-bitch (sorry for that), I would have loved to find more behind that character, why she is so mean, what happened to her, was she always like this?

And then we have Leslie, who took her own life after (from what I could see) 3 years of bullying. From whispers, to full blown attacks on her. I was so sad for her. She did nothing wrong, only one thing, she likes a guy (though like she said, as a brother) and gets in the wrong way of the popular girl because of that. So sad, that no one, no one ever helped her, no one ever reached out. They all say she should have done that, but I can imagine, after 3 years of bullying, 3 years of hearing you are worthless, that something just breaks, something just leaves you and you become numb, you don’t want to try any more.

All those girls… they all acted friendly towards her, then dropped her hard, so hard. For various reasons which I won’t spoil, but let’s just say, they are petty and foolish.

I don’t think I have a favourite character in this book. Maybe Jake, though I also feel like he could have done more. He never did anything, didn’t notice for most part how bad it was, though expected that Leslie would come to him, would seek help with him.

The trial part was disappointing, I won’t spoil anything but yeah, I expected better.

I am glad I am done with this book. I would still recommend it to people who don’t mind all those things I just mentioned.

3 Stars

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