Nina is the new girl in town. She left everything behind when she moved here…her friends, her teachers, and her “breath sisters”. You might be asking, what? Breath sisters? What the heck is that? Nina makes quite the impact when she arrives – everyone loves her, boys included! And then she introduces Windy, Liz, and others to the choking game. Windy wasn’t too sure about it – but she was more concerned with her new popularity and decided to go along with it anyway. But is Nina really who everyone thinks she is? Can she be trusted? Or will she and her choking game bring everyone trouble? Read Choke to find out!
This book kept me hooked - I couldn’t put it down! The way Diana Lopez made it seem as if a movie was playing in my head was brilliant. The personality she gave Alicia and Courtney made me so angry, it felt as if they were my bullies. I felt as if all of Windy’s problems were my own. The only part I didn’t like was that it didn’t explain how the choking game was part of the book until around the middle – I wanted to know immediately, the suspense was killing me! But it did build up Nina’s character really well. I did love how the chapters were all named after different slang names for the choking game, it was a great tie-in to a serious topic. Overall I would recommend this book to anybody who likes a good realistic fiction novel and likes reading about a girl’s struggle to be accepted – and the lengths people may go to feel that acceptance.
Mykela C., EMS Blogger