SweetFreak Review

Rating: 4/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Proof copy from Hashtag Reads (released 24th August 2017)

When everyone thinks you're a liar, how hard will you fight for the truth?

Carey and Amelia have been best friends forever. Then Amelia starts being trolled by SweetFreak, a mysterious and hateful online account, and Carey is accused of being behind the vicious comments and threats.

Shut out by her other friends and shunned by Amelia, Carey is determined to clear her name and find out who’s really sending the messages. But as the online attacks spill over into real life, events start spiralling out of control… Can Carey expose the real SweetFreak before it’s too late?

 A gripping page-turner from the award-winning Sophie Mckenzie, SweetFreak will keep you guessing until the very end…

I am ashamed to say that before SweetFreak, I'd not read a Sophie McKenzie book, which is apparently a sin when you love YA fiction. When Hashtag Reads sent me this gorgeous book, I was so excited as it sounded incredible and I got stuck straight in. I finished it in one sitting, it would have been a crime to put it down. It was so fast-paced and utterly addictive.

Amelia and Carey have been best friends for what feels like forever, so when Amelia starts getting cyber bullied by a troll called SweetFreak, Carey is beside herself on Amelia's behalf, as any best friend would be. So when accusations start being thrown around that Carey is behind this vengeful account, Carey is heartbroken and doesn't understand how Amelia could think that of her.

Then it's not just words being thrown around. Attacks start happening on Amelia and all proof leads straight back to Carey. Down to the laptop that things were posted on. It all gets serious very fast and Carey doesn't know where to turn. Before she knows it, she's suspended from school, no one believes she's innocent and her life continues on a downward spiral that she can't seem to stop happening.

Set on proving her innocence, Carey starts digging but she doesn't like what she finds, especially when she discovers who the person behind this might be...

I can't say too much more without spoiling but it's filled with surprises and twists you most definitely won't be expecting.

Carey is such a relatable character as she's just so, well, normal. She sees traits in people that others do not and the reader can tell that she is just a really sweet girl. You completely sympathise with her when she starts being accused, but when the proof starts to mound up, you do start to have doubts about your intuition yourself.

I absolutely adore this book and although I read it quite a few weeks ago now, I wanted to post it nearer to it's release date so you guys could pick it up as soon as possible because it is seriously incredible. The first Sophie McKenzie book I've read, but certainly not the last.

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