How She Died, How I Lived

How She Died, How I Lived

I was one of five. The five girls Kyle texted that day. The girls it could have been. Only Jamie--beautiful, saintly Jamie--was kind enough to respond. And it got her killed. On the eve of Kyle's sentencing a year after Jamie's death, all the other "chosen ones" are coping in various ways. But our tenacious narrator is full of anger, stuck somewhere between the horrifying p I was one of five. The five girls Kyle texted that day. The girls it could have been. Only Jamie--beautiful, saintly ...

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Title:How She Died, How I Lived
Author:Mary Crockett
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Genres:Young Adult
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook

How She Died, How I Lived Reviews

  • Wendopolis
    Dec 17, 2018
    This book is lacking something vital?-a point. The narrator is one of five girls contacts by Kyle, who goes on to murder the girl who responded. This happens before the book begins, and the story then concerns itself with the nameless narrator and her struggle to be ok with livin...
  • Kate
    Sep 15, 2018
    ***I received a free eArc from Edelweiss*** Although the hook is what caught me- 5 local girls are sent a text that only one of them answers, and when she meets with the boy they all know, she is brutally beaten, raped, and murdered- I stayed for the MC's grief and sense of being ou...
  • Joni Thomas
    Jan 14, 2019
    This review is also posted on Amazon and on my blog Joni Reads http://jonilee73.wixsite.com/joniread... Kicking off the new blog AND the New Year with an absolutely incredible YA book by Mary Crockett titled How She Died, How I Lived. Now this is going to sound a bit strange but I'...
  • TL
    Jan 01, 2019
    Wow, just wow... this one will stay with me ...
  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
    Dec 01, 2018
    Hated the love interest in this one. Ugh. Review to come ...
  • Stephanie Ward
    Nov 12, 2018
    'How She Died, How I Lived' is a very relevant and heartbreaking young adult contemporary novel that deals with several important topics and real life scenarios. I know that there's supposed to be a silver lining in this book, a sense of hope that filters through. But for me, this book...
  • Amber
    Nov 10, 2018
    How She Died, How I Lived isn't my normal read, but I couldn't let go of the idea of a girl struggling with survivor's guilt after a classmate was murdered. Our main character was a nameless female high school student who received a text from neighborhood weirdo Kyle one random summer ...
  • Angela Evans
    Jan 02, 2019
    2.5/5 stars. Maybe it was the audiobook reader, maybe it was the fact that the book started out with such a powerful BANG of a beginning and then tapered off to a droning bore-fest for the rest of it, but I ended up skipping through the chapters and still didn't catch too many interes...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Nov 15, 2018
    1.5 STARS When people say, ?Don?t judge a book by its cover,? believe them. The cover and blurb of HOW SHE DIED, HOW I LIVED made me think I?d read an emotionally-charged thriller. Instead the book left me not caring. Mary Crockett?s writing is the strongest part of the...
  • Kara Fuerholzer
    Dec 27, 2018
    If this book had ended differently, I would have rated it higher. I had major issues with the romance.(view spoiler)[ The main character decides to forgive the person that could have murdered her but her boyfriend (who was the murdered girls boyfriend before) doesn't agree with her. He...
  • Bee
    Nov 16, 2018
    DNF at 48% It's interesting but also tediously boring. ...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Dec 27, 2018
    Never in my life have a reached out to an author after finishing a book until now. That's how powerful I felt this story was and I am so incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity to read this. Our narrator struggles throughout the entire story with why she got to live a...
  • Christy
    Dec 30, 2018
    A solid 3 star read. This is the story of dealing with survivor?s guilt and reconciling anger and forgiveness. I like that it explores both options and that the narrator remains unnamed - this story could be any of ours. ...
  • Jessie
    Jan 06, 2019
    I loved this book. Crockett automatically opens up with the death, in detail, and the book takes off from there. It was brilliant to not name the narrator because it somehow made is possible to easily put yourself in her position. It had "The Scarlet Ibis" sort of feel. Crockett was ab...
  • Bookworm LLC
    Apr 23, 2018
    How She Died, How I Lived is a story about a girl who was murdered and the friends who were left to wonder why her. I liked the story line but felt there were times the author went "Squirrel". At times it took reading a paragraph before you understood who was telling the story. I jus...
  • Crystal Zavala
    Oct 16, 2018
    First, let me say that I should have checked to see who the target audience was before I started this book. The book cover says 14+, so I am going to take that to mean that it is considered to be YA. After reading the book, I would definitely agree that it is written for a high schoole...
  • Hallie
    May 15, 2018
    Thanks to @kidlitexchange network for the free review copy of this book--all opinions are my own The unnamed narrator is one of five girls that Kyle texted the day he murdered Jamie. Kyle senselessly and brutally murdered one of his classmates at random and now his sentencing is com...
  • Nick
    Dec 26, 2018
    Mary Crockett's novel "How She Died, How I Lived" resonated deep in my bones in a number of ways. At first glance, the book tackles an unfortunately real scenario that we are forced to encounter and endure; the violence that women are subjected to, often merely for being women, is gros...
  • Emily (Richmond Reader)
    Nov 15, 2018
    3.5* [First impression- this book is a thriller. After reading- way more contemporary.] For someone (me) who is already so hyper aware of what happens to girls at the hands of selfish, angry and desperate men... I just don't want this book to make others paranoid. We shouldn't live ou...
  • Alex (Briennai)
    Nov 14, 2018
    The main character is beating herself up because she feels that Kyle should have killed her, not her friend Jamie. She almost went to meet Kyle, and it could have been her. Now, a year later, Kyle is getting sentenced. She has to go with her other four friends and testify against him, ...
  • Kayla Brunson
    Nov 14, 2018
    "I want to be alive. And to be okay with being alive." I went into this book expecting to come out an emotional wreck. Sadly, that wasn't my outcome. In short, this book lacked the dept that I was expecting and was really formed as just another contemporary. Now, I'm not saying...
  • Sue (BeautyBookCorner)
    Dec 17, 2018
    1.5 Stars -- I felt like the author had some great intentions with the message she wanted to convey, but personally, I felt the execution failed miserably. There were small snippets where we get hit in the face with how prevalent rape culture and sexually predatory behavior is in our s...
  • Shelby
    Nov 14, 2018
    I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I really, really enjoyed ?How She Died, How I Lived,? much more than I was anticipating. I was expecting it to be a bit of a thriller, definitely on the darker side, but I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of ...
  • Sarah Franklin
    Jan 06, 2019
    how she died, how i lived is a young adult novel exploring survivor's guilt and teen romance, all at once. I'm uncertain how to feel about this book. It absolutely faces some important issues head on: rape culture, capital punishment, and continuing on after trauma, but seems to fall ...
  • Lily (latestreads)
    Nov 09, 2018
    *Thank you to TheNovl for sending me an ARC of this book. Please know that the opinions expressed are my own. 2.5 stars "I was one of five. The five girls Kyle texted that day. The girls it could have been. Only Jamie--beautiful, saintly Jamie--was kind enough to respond. And it ...
  • Daphne
    Dec 05, 2018
    I received an ARC from TheNovl for an honest review. How She Died, How I Lived is told in first person, and the MC is not named during the whole book, so I'm just going to be referring to her as MC. She's one of five girls who was texted over a year ago by a boy named Kyle, but she...
  • Paige Green
    Sep 12, 2018
    Disclaimer: I received this book from KidLitExchange. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 3/5 Publication Date: November 13th, 2018 Genre: YA Contemporary Recommended Age: 15+ (survivor?s guilt, tragedy, regret, grief, mature scenes, romance) (trigger warning for rap...
  • Emmi Rose  (emmirosereads)
    Nov 17, 2018
    Thank you once again to the NOVL for sending me an early copy to read and review. I'm confident that this is not a case of a bad book at all. How She Died, How I lived was well written, with solid characters and a great premise. I think it simply just wasn't a book for me and wasn...
  • Catherine
    Dec 28, 2018
    ?In the glare of morning, he looks like a strung out raccoon.? That?s about all this book really offers. A small brief giggle. The rest is....trash? It wasn?t what I needed or expected it to be. I wish we would have got an explanation about the murder maybe even a twist abo...
  • Chaya Edelman
    Dec 01, 2018
    *I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own.* 'How She Died, How I Lived' was a riveting and emotional read. It was a very raw and real examination of the main character's emotional journey following the brutal murder o...