Book Title: The Deadliest of Friends by Mary Main
This is not just a suspense story. I felt that this story is about trust and friendship. Megan is a true friend to Brad and Darren. If not for her, everyone at Sapphire Lake would still be blind about Brad’s death. Megan’s determined spirit gave this story a happy ending. Even she knew that she will be in trouble for messing up with the case, she still continued because she believed that Darren is innocent. Also, I felt that Megan’s determination for truth is not only because of the friendship between her and Darren, but because of the feelings involved between them.
I felt a connection to this story because of Megan’s trust to Darren. You know the feeling of desperation because a friend was accused of something you know he didn’t do and you only got each other to lean on.
Another connection is that obnoxious impression of Megan to Julie. I always got stuck with the worst person (in my opinion) I know who does bad things but no one would believe me because they thought I’m nuts and just want to point people out.
Lastly, I had a connection between Megan’s friendships towards Darren. Sometimes, you help people without even understanding why you do it. In the end, you’ll realize it is love.
I couldn’t figure out why some friends of Darren didn’t believe of his innocence. Are they true friends to Darren? Why did Karen put a shield mark on her killings, including her father? Is she really insane? Why Sam Hargrove did took time to think on whether he will represent Darren or not? Are there more he know than he say?
I think if Karen told the truth earlier, she wouldn’t be embarrassed in front of everybody. I think if she just followed Brad’s advice, then the latter would still be alive and even though she got imprisoned, she could plead for insanity. Then, all of them will be happy. If only I could change everything, but that’s the story. That’s why I like it.
Option #23: Complete a number of statements.