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BOOK REVIEW: Come Sit By Me by Thomas Hoobler

Title: Come Sit By Me
Series: No; it's a standalone
Author: Thomas Hobbler
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Rating: 2.5/3-Stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: Umm...I suppose, yes

The boy who shot seven people in the school library is dead. But did his secrets die with him?

Something terrible happened at Hamilton High last year, and those who survived don't want to relive the past. 

But Paul has just arrived, and gets the same locker that the shooter used. He wants to know what really happened...and you know what curiosity did to the cat.


"Something bad happened here, and it left a mark on everybody. The innocent and the guilty."
From the very first page, I thought that Come Sit By Me was written with so much voice; it felt real and true, like the narrorator—Paul—was talking to me, telling me his story.
"What did I need to know? Nothing. But what I wanted to know was why Cale shot those people. I admit it."
But I also loved how the book was split into three parts: Paul, Caleb, and then Paul again. It was such a unique, important part of the story to read Caleb's POV. His thoughts and feelings made me understand and sympathize with his character—even though he committed a horrible, terrible crime. I really give the author kudo's for making me feel for him, to understand his story.
"He was crazy, sure. But he had some reasons."
And the story itself was interesting, if a little slow and steady. It had a light, mysterious undertone that slowly grows as the pages go on and everything is revealed with a bang!—literally.
"If I were you, I'd avoid pursuing the subject. It's something that we have to put behind us." That was the same advice everybody seemed to have for me. I should have taken it."
Although I have to say, my favorite part of the book was the ending...because the very last sentence gave me chills; goosebumps pebbled the skin on my arms and I shivered.
"They cant hert you when your ded."    
*PS: I was given an ARC of this book from NetGalley. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to... good. ;) This is a fair and honest review of this book. Pinky promise.*