All Eyes On Her by L.E. Flynn
You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found her way out, but the boy never did….
Everyone thinks they know what happened. Some say Tabby pushed him off that cliff— she didn’t even like hiking. She was jealous. She had more than her share of demons. Others think he fell accidentally—she loved Mark. She would never hurt him…even if he hurt her.
But what’s the real story? All Eyes On Her is told from everyone but Tabby herself as the people in her life string together the events that led Tabby to that cliff. Her best friend. Her sister. Her enemy. Her ex-boyfriend. Because everybody thinks they know a girl better than she knows herself.
What do you think is the truth?
Expected publication: August 18th 2020 by Imprint
This book was so hard to put down!
If you don’t like multiple points of view, this book isn’t for you. There are a lot of people and their stories don’t all match up. I’m pretty sure that’s the point and it worked so well for me.
Tabby is a 16 year old with a 20 year old boyfriend. Mark was a star swimmer and they’ve been together for awhile. There are lots of ups and downs, but they end up staying together. And then Mark is found dead. He and Tabby went hiking and Mark fell. When he was found, the cause of death was drowning. There was a backpack full of rocks found by him. Stories started to come out about Tabby. Someone saw her putting rocks in a picnic basket. People thought she was still seeing her ex. People thought they fought because he was cheating on her. Throughout the book, we hear different parts of the “Tabby and Mark” story from the people around them. Elle is her best friend. Bridget is the sister who is a runner. Keegan is Mark’s best friend. Beck is Tabby’s ex. Lou is Beck’s girlfriend. Not only do we hear things from their points of view, but there are also news articles and diary entries. Every person thinks something different. There are secrets about others that come out. Tabby seems different depending on who you talk to. She was the girl who was beautiful and loved attention. Was she cheating on Mark and just wanted to end things? Was Mark cheating on her and she got angry enough to kill him? Or was there someone else in the woods that night?
This is a heavier, more mature ya book. There is talk of sex and mature topics. I personally think it’s fine for high school age, but others might think sixteen and up.
Warnings for abortion, slut shaming, underage drinking, stereotypes, cheating, sex.
I gave this book 5 stars. Thank you to Imprint/Macmillan for my review copy.
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