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Reviewed by Carrie-Jane White for Readers' Favorite
My Beautiful Suicide by Atty Eve tells the story of Cosette Hugo. Cosette is unhappy; she has every reason to be. Her brother, Victor, has died, her parents are divorced, and she runs the gauntlet of the school bully each day. But she survives. Until a serial killer strikes in the community and she becomes a vigilante. Her view of life changes for the worse. Then, she begins to plan her own suicide.
My Beautiful Suicide by Atty Eve is the first book for a long time that has sparked an overwhelming surge of emotions in me. I could truly relate to Cosette's suffering at the hands of Hilda, her enemy at school. The hate, the humiliation, the frustration, and the fear. But, then I started to feel frustrated by Cosette. She has friends who are connected to Hilda and she has her mother, and yet help doesn't seem to be forthcoming. Then, the attack on Hilda occurs by the serial killer(s). Cosette becomes a vigilante. Why? I couldn't understand the reasoning behind her decision.
Throughout my reading of My Beautiful Suicide, I experienced a roller-coaster of emotions, amongst them confusion and incredulity. I have to say it did leave a lasting impression on me for a few days after. It was this fact alone that convinced me to up my rating. I'm now left with two points that I feel I must disclose: Atty Eve is an author to watch for, and suicide is not selfish, but it is not beautiful either.