Book Review: Snitch by Allison van Diepen

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Synopsis - Divider

In a school run by gangs, staying out was harder than joining. We knew who our friends Snitch by Allison van Diepen - Cover.pngwere, and were careful what we said. If people thought we were haters, it would only be a matter of time….

Lines are clearly marked at South Bay High School. It is mixed territory for the Crips and the Bloods, which means the drama never stops.

Julia DiVino wants none of it. No colors, no C-Walks — it’s just not her thing.

But when Eric Valiente jumps into her life, everything changes. Lines are redrawn. And then they’re crossed.

My Review - Divider

The book was so addictive, powerful and full of exciting and intriguing parts. I never thought that I’ll get hooked on this book. I had read it for just one whole day which is very seldom to happen to me.

“I don’t know what I would have done without my poetry. When you’re laid up and want to cry but don’t want to bust your stomach open, you have to find some way of venting your feelings” – Julia DiVino

The story revolves around this girl named Julia. She is studying in a school where gangs are everywhere. Joining one never occurred to her as she is too focused on her study. Being able to graduate and go to college is what she only thinks of. Even if her friends, Marie and Black Chuck, are members of those gangs, she never thinks of herself joining and becoming one of them. She is always on a neutral side. But, everything turned upside down when Eric came into the picture. She was able to make a decision that will change her stay in South Bay High School.

I really liked Julia. She has this personality that you’ll find very amusing and very cool. She has this strong will and great determination. Aside from that, she is also smart. She always stands on her opinion as long as she knows she was right about it.

What I don’t really like about her is she seems not to really care for her dad. She always talked back to him and she even thought that he doesn’t care for her when it’s the opposite. She is lucky to have an understanding and loving father because until the end, he was always there for her even when she got into a fight.

This book is really amazing. Allison van Diepen did create a story that will keep you on turning the pages. The book talked about real life problems – father-daughter relationship, friendship, school gangs, etc. The characters were great. I felt that they were real and that I’m just reading someone’s life.

I really suggest this book to everyone especially if you liked stories that will keep your heart racing, will make you feel different emotions and will make you want more.

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Book Details - Divider

ISBN-13: 9781416950301

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Publication Date: November 27th 2007

Genres: General Fiction

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Pages: 297

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About the Author - Divider

Allison van Diepen is the author of seven teen novels: Takedown, Street Pharm, Snitch, Allison van Diepen.jpgRaven, The Oracle of Dating, The Oracle Rebounds, and The Vampire Stalker. Her novels have been named ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and New York City Public Library Books for the Teen Age.



About Book Huntress

Alyssa Janine is a Filipino book blogger/reviewer, dancer, and math tutor. She enjoys dancing as much as she loves to read books. Being a math tutor let her share her knowledge in Math to people who can’t fully understand it. She's also a book blogger and she posts her reviews and other bookish posts on her blog named Book Huntress' World.
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2 Responses to Book Review: Snitch by Allison van Diepen

  1. Great post! I love the bulls-eye rating system you use! Clever! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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