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Friend Request by Laura Marshall

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Book Summary

Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston is dead. Isn’t she?

1989. When Louise first notices the new girl who has mysteriously transferred late into their senior year, Maria seems to be everything the girls Louise hangs out with aren’t. Authentic. Funny. Brash. Within just a few days, Maria and Louise are on their way to becoming fast friends.

2016. Louise receives a heart-stopping email: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Long-buried memories quickly rise to the surface: those first days of their budding friendship; cruel decisions made and dark secrets kept; the night that would change all their lives forever.

Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria’s sudden reappearance threatens it all, and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone she’d severed ties with to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers there’s more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before what’s known to Maria – or whoever’s pretending to be her – is known to all.


Condition: Like New

Hardcover, Published September 5th 2017 by Grand Central Publishing

1 review for Friend Request by Laura Marshall

  1. Chandra

    Louise meets the new girl in school, Maria, and they instantly hit it off. But the popular girls in school have heard rumors about Maria and want to ostracize her and Louise decides to follow suit.

    Flash forward twenty-seven years later and Louis receives and Facebook friend request from Maria. The only problem: Maria’s dead. Now Louise must confront her past and talk to her old schoolmates who were involved… no better place than a high school reunion to unearth some skeletons…

    In this day and age, it’s no surprise that more and more books are coming out about social media and it’s every day occurrence of our lives. In our inability to unplug, we leave ourselves vulnerable to vultures who know where we are, what we’re eating, who we’re dating and otherwise promoting our so called perfect lives. But this transparency has both positive and negative impacts on our lives.

    I really thought this book would be more into the social media aspect, but really it was more about a high school incident that Louise just canNOT get over. Louise is a people pleasure – nice enough but wants to be involved in the popular group in school. I think any of us in our teenage years can empathize with this feeling. What’s annoying is that 27 years later, she’s in her 40s and hasn’t changed a single bit! She’s basically still the Veronica in a sea of Heathers but doesn’t seem to learn. The book did seem to drag in certain areas but I did feel the ending was decent. I think I would’ve liked it more if I hadn’t lost some interest in the middle. By the time I got there, I just didn’t care who in this cast of selfish idiots did it.

    I wanted to love this, I really did but unfortunately over all it didn’t work for me. I think it fits better for those who like a slower paced high school mystery that touches on social media and bullying.
    2.5 stars
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