Girl Overboard by Sandra A. Block

Published: May 3, 2022


Pages: 250

Genre: YA Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Sandra A. Block graduated from college at Harvard, then returned to her native land of Buffalo, New York, for medical training and never left. She is a practicing neurologist and proud Sabres fan and lives at home with her husband, two children, and impetuous yellow lab Delilah. She has been published in both medical and poetry journals.

When Izzy meets Jade on a cruise to Bermuda, her new daredevil friend turns Izzy’s boring family vacation into the trip of a lifetime. Until Jade goes missing.

The investigators claim Jade fell overboard, but Izzy knows better. Her friend had secrets—secrets that might have gotten her killed. As Izzy digs deeper into Jade’s disappearance, she realizes that someone doesn’t want her to find the truth. And if she’s not careful, Izzy might not get off this ship alive.

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“No turning back now.”

Izzy is less than thrilled to be taking a cruise to Bermuda with her family. Especially with her new boyfriend staying behind. But she’s determined to try to have fun. She quickly meets three other passengers her age, and they decide to spend their cruise together. Until Jade starts acting strangely and disappears, now, it seems like all the adults in charge are ready to accept that jade jumped off the ship, despite everything Izzy tells them. Now, it’s up to Izzy to get justice. Except, she’s a target and might not survive the trip home.

For a young adult thriller, this was a decent read. It is very obviously written for a younger audience, with our main character being a sophomore in high school.

I found the writing very age-appropriate, and Izzy and Jade appeared to be teenagers. Between the sass, attitudes, and desire to be accepted, it was a believable scenario.

I enjoyed this book, and the pacing. It was fairly quick paced, and the twists were well done. I liked how there were several likely suspects, and that it wasn’t obvious who the guilty parties were.

The concept of someone going missing while on a cruise is terrifying, and this story definitely upheld that aspect. This would be an excellent choice for a young person who is looking to start reading thriller novels.

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