Book Review: When the Lights Went Out


When the Light Went Out
by Bridget Morrissey


Sourcebooks Fire

Teens & YA

Pub Date 01 Jun 2019

I am reviewing a copy of When the Lights Went Out Through Sourcebooks Fire and Netgalley:

I wanted to love this book, I really did, but there were just parts of this book that didn’t mesh. It was okay, but certainly not what I was expecting!

Sixteen year old Marley, the oldest of eight neighborhood friends commands Nick only eleven at the time to shoot her with her Fathers gun, a gun she assured Nick
was not loaded. Did Marley really believe the gun was not loaded or did she commit suicide by having her younger friend pull the trigger?

Olivia whose only eleven at the time Marley is killed witnesses it all, and of course it changes her. She can no longer talk to Nick or the others really, that day changed her.

There had been the Marley her friends knew and the one her family knew. There was the Marley her friends thought of as strong and the one Olivia discovered needed help and didn’t know how to ask for it she discovered this five years after Marley’s death.

When the Lights Went Out had some good parts to it, and as I stated earlier the idea was a good one, a teenage girl struggling until the end, secretly struggling, therefore I found this book to be worthy of four out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

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