It Ends With You is a young adult novel that centres around the mysterious death of Eva, the most popular girl in school, found dead in a ditch in the local woods. There are many suspects, but none more likely than Luke, Eva’s boyfriend. He’s not exactly known for being an angel, and he has both the motive and the opportunity.
The story is told from multiple narrative viewpoints, which makes it more difficult to work out who is telling the truth – who is a reliable narrator and who isn’t? It’s clever and twisty, and I enjoyed trying to work out who was the most likely to have done the terrible deed, however I didn’t really take that much to any of the characters enough to fully buy into their individual stories – which may be part of the writer’s plan to keep you guessing. I found the ending a little bit of a shock, definitely impactful but whether you are happy or not with the end result, that’s another matter entirely…
I can imagine this book to be very popular with teens, as it really makes you think, and once you’ve started, you’ve got to keep going right to the bitter end.
Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book in return for an unbiased review.
I give this book 3.5 stars out of a possible 5.