It's been one year since the brutal murder of her sister, Zoë, and fifteen year old Echo is still reeling from the aftermath. Her parents are numb, her friends are moving on, and the awkward start to her freshman year proves she'll never live up to her sister's memory. Until Zoë's former boyfriend Marc shows up with her diary. At first Echo's not interested, doubting there's anything in there she doesn't already know. But when curiosity prevails, she starts reading, becoming so immersed in her sister's secret world, their lives begin to blur, forcing Echo to uncover the truth behind Zoë's life, so that she can start to rebuild her own.
I've heard such good things about this book. Let me tell you, this book is very good. From what everything people say about it is right. It's a fantastic read. The writing is wonderful. It caught the right emotions and the perfect line between humor and sadness. Echo's feelings are feelings that everybody probably would feel, it was so real.
Noël reveals the danger of social networking on the internet and I feel like all readers will learn from this novel. I've heard Noël writes more lighthearted books so this novel has so much depth in it compared to her other novels, and that's good. Her strong writing and breathtaking storyline makes a fantastic book, but very heartbreaking. You will cry reading this. This novel is a must read.