The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby

The Secret History of Us

A near drowning…a coma for days…and then…Olivia wakes up to realize she doesn’t remember. Not just the accident—but anything from the last four years. Not high school. Not Matt, the guy who is apparently her boyfriend. Not the reason she and Jules are no longer friends. Nothing.That’s when it hits her—the accident may not have taken her life, but it took something just as...

Title:The Secret History of Us
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ISBN:0062299468
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:288 pages

The Secret History of Us Reviews

  • Stacee

    I don't even look at the synopsis of a Jessi Kirby book. I know they're always going to be good and this was no exception.

    Liv is a great MC. Everything about her is so raw and being in her head while things were happening felt so real. I loved her brother and her parents. All three were supportive and added levity to the story. There are a few other characters, but we only got bits of them. It was another effective way to show how Liv was sort of struggling.

    Plot wise, I would have liked just a

    I don't even look at the synopsis of a Jessi Kirby book. I know they're always going to be good and this was no exception.

    Liv is a great MC. Everything about her is so raw and being in her head while things were happening felt so real. I loved her brother and her parents. All three were supportive and added levity to the story. There are a few other characters, but we only got bits of them. It was another effective way to show how Liv was sort of struggling.

    Plot wise, I would have liked just a little bit more. Especially at the end. I like how the story unfolded with slow reveals, but the synopsis made me think that there was going to be time with Walker and I was eager to see their connection. However, we maybe got a total of 10 pages of him, so for me, that part of the story seemed a bit lacking.

    Overall, it was a great read and it was easy to root for Liv right from the beginning.

    **Huge thanks to Harper Teen for providing the arc free of charge**

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    The Secret History of Us is the type of read you would want with you while taking a long weekend or while relaxing at home in front of the fire place. A read that just lets you get away for a few hours and have no worries about what is going on around you.

    It is a quick read that adds an air of mystery along with a coming of age story that will both interest you and keep you reading until the very end curious how the author will tie it all up in the end.

    It isn't anything necessarily unheard of o

    The Secret History of Us is the type of read you would want with you while taking a long weekend or while relaxing at home in front of the fire place. A read that just lets you get away for a few hours and have no worries about what is going on around you.

    It is a quick read that adds an air of mystery along with a coming of age story that will both interest you and keep you reading until the very end curious how the author will tie it all up in the end.

    It isn't anything necessarily unheard of or anything unique but it was well written and entertaining. Not quite a mystery and not quite a contemporary, instead you get a read that will be great for after a hard or intense read. One that will cleanse the reading palate and let you relax awhile from the cares of the world.

    *ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

  • Sarah

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

    This was a YA contemporary story about a girl with retrograde amnesia following a car accident.

    Olivia was an okay character, although I expected her to be a little more frustrated by her lack of memories than she was. She did her best to get on with things though, and it was brave the way she tried to piece together her life after the accident.

    The storyline in this followed Ol

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

    This was a YA contemporary story about a girl with retrograde amnesia following a car accident.

    Olivia was an okay character, although I expected her to be a little more frustrated by her lack of memories than she was. She did her best to get on with things though, and it was brave the way she tried to piece together her life after the accident.

    The storyline in this followed Olivia after being pulled from the river and resuscitated, after her car went off of a bridge. She was diagnosed with amnesia, and had to then try and figure out who she was after being released from the hospital, re-meeting her boyfriend for the first time, and trying to work out why she wasn’t friends with one of her oldest friends anymore. The pace in this was quite slow, and I did guess the twist towards the end, but this was an enjoyable story overall.

    The ending to this pretty good, and I was pleased with the way things worked out.

    7 out of 10

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