The Stepping off Place by Cameron Kelly Rosenblum

Book Summary:
Every girl loves her best friend, but Hattie is more like Reid’s social oxygen. Hattie’s the badass, Reid’s the wingman; that’s how it’s meant to be. But when Hattie drowns off the coast of Maine while summering with her family two weeks before the start of senior year, Reid must confront the devastating loss and her own identity crisis, all while hearing and seeing Hattie everywhere.
The police declare that Hattie died by suicide, but it just doesn’t make sense. Hattie was one of the most enigmatic and joyful people Reid has ever known. Something just doesn’t feel right, and in her grief, Reid immediately begins to question the circumstances surrounding Hattie’s death—and the secrets kept by the person she thought she knew better than herself. This is the summer that Reid is forced to reexamine everything she knows about alphas and betas, truth and lies, the complexities of mental health, and what it means to step into yourself.

My Review:

What happens when your best friend pass away?

Reid and Hattie was inseparable. They did everything together just about and know each other secrets. When Hattie passed away, Reid was in shock. She knows that something was not right, when they rule Hattie death as a suicide. How can her best friend do such a thing? Reid must deal with the truth, with the support of her friends and family. She believes something bad happen to her and will do anything to discover the truth.

The Stepping of Place was an emotional read. It deals with grief on loosing a best friend. I did liked the book how well written and very detailed it was. It was a long read, but you get a look back at Hattie and Reid friendship and what lead her to take her life. Reid gets in her head that her friend was killed by someone close to Hattie. She will try to unlock the mystery of her friend’s death in order to grieve and move on. Also I like the peaceful cover to the book as well.

The Stepping up Place may be sensitive to some readers.