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  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen; 1 edition (27 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062077902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062077905
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,524,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Jill Hathaway provides a fresh, vibrant voice to young adult literature. Skillfully filled with drama and tension, SLIDE is part mystery, part romance, and wholly engaging with its strong heroine and tornado-worthy twists. I simply could not put this book down." Laurie Stolarz, author of the DEADLY LITTLE SECRET series

"Heartbreaking and heart-pounding at the same time! A wonderful, intense story, SLIDE had me hooked from the first moment Vee slid into someone else's mind. I stayed up way too late because I had to see how it ended." Cynthia Hand, author of the UNEARTHLY series

"SLIDE consumed me. Intense and powerful. A mystery filled with romance and raw emotion. SLIDE is one of those extraordinary reads that stays with you long after you close the book." Sophie Jordan, author of the FIRELIGHT series

"An intriguing whodunit." Kirkus

"An emotionally taut mystery with depth." Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Jill Hathaway grew up in Iowa where she graduated from the
University of Northern Iowa. She subsequently received her MA in Literature from Iowa State University and now teaches, writes and lives with her husband and small daughter in the Des Moines area.

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By Chrissi Read on 14 Mar 2014
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I thought it was an incredibly easy to read book which had an interesting premise.

Vee is our main character. She is narcoleptic, but in this particular story, when she has an episode she slides into someone else’s head. Vee doesn’t know how to control it. She finds it particularly unpleasant and what’s more, the situation gets worse for Vee. She accidently witnesses a murder. She has no idea who the killer is, is, but she certainly wants to find out before anything gets worse. It seems that all of her sister’s friends are dying, and Vee doesn’t want her sister to be the next victim. Vee begins to learn to control her power and use it for the better.

I thought the plot of Slide was fantastic. I’m not so sure that I’d like that power myself. I often want to know what people are thinking, but to actually slide into someone else’s mind? No thanks! The reason I’ve rated this book as 3.5 stars is because I found it slow in places. I felt like Vee took quite some time to think about using her ‘sliding’ for good use.

I thought the characters were good. I liked Vee. She did used to be popular alongside her cheerleader friends. Then of course, she found out that her friends weren’t nice people at all. She ended up like a bit of a loner, but she was fine with that. She had a good friend, Rollins and then Zane comes on the scene. Both of the love interests are great guys, although I only ever got the impression that Vee really liked one in that way. Vee doesn’t have to make a choice between the guys though, which I liked. I’m getting far too bored with love triangles in Young Adult fiction.

Slide is worth taking a look at. I liked the story and I’ll try and continue with the series at some point!
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By Izzie challice on 22 Dec 2013
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This book was a very exciting read it was like you could see through the characters eyes there was also an element of mystery and sadness throughout the book
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By Verna on 7 Sep 2013
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Usually i'm not interested in this genre of book but it was really well written and I really enjoyed it.
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By ishi on 11 July 2013
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i read this to judge as part o a mini-carnegie sort of thing at school, and i found it great. everything is good, the plot brilliant and so well excecuted. i thoroughly enjoyed this book
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(Source: Purchased on kindle from Amazon.co.uk for only 99p!)
16-year-old Sylvia (Vee), suffers from narcolepsy, or so everyone believes. Instead, when Vee loses consciousness it's because she has `Slid' into someone else's mind and can see what they are doing. Unfortunately she can't control what they are doing, or hear their thoughts though.

Vee has been coping with this problem by simply taking a lot of caffeine tablets, but the sliding is becoming more and more frequent. The only thing Vee can do to combat this, other than taking the caffeine tablets is to make sure she doesn't touch anything belonging to another person as this seems to trigger the sliding.

One night Vee slides and finds herself in the body of someone with a knife in their hand, standing over the dead body of a girl that Vee recognises - her sister's friend Sophie.
Who can Vee confide in though? Who would believe her? Or should she try to work out who the killer is on her own?

This story had a very interesting premise, but it wasn't anywhere near as thrilling as the blurb suggested.

Vee was a bit of a wishy-washy character. She had very few friends, and had no idea what to do with the information she had, so she basically did nothing. While this may be a realistic reaction to accidentally seeing someone get murdered, it doesn't really make for an edge of your seat thrill ride.
This `sliding' as Vee called it had been going on for a long time, several years it seemed, yet Vee had no clue what to really do about it other than to not touch things belonging to other people, and to take multiple caffeine pills (which as a friend pointed out - she took way too many of - to the point where she could have easily put herself into cardiac arrest).
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The idea behind Slide is brilliant. Vee Bell is diagnosed a narcoleptic but in reality she "slides" into other's people's bodies when she passes out. Then one night she slides into the body of a murderer.

With the police believing it a suicide, and Vee unable to tell them why she knows it's not, she starts trying to unravel the mystery. After the second body appears and Vee realising her little sister is a possible target the gloves are off, so to say.

All of the above and excellent narration, provided by Vee, mean that Slide is a book that will get you turning the pages. I could have done with the mystery being more complex if I'm honest and the story itself wasn't as dark as I'd expected. I felt guilty having so much fun given the amount of dead bodies that were stacking up.

Slide might not have been as gritty as I anticipated but I really enjoyed myself while reading it.
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I was expecting quite a bit from this book because of all the hype and general love of it throughout the blogging community and I was not disappointed. This book is fantastic. Once I started reading Slide, I couldn't put it down and was instantly drawn into Jill Hathaway's world.

Sylvia `Vee' is a narcoleptic - not only can she not control her sleep; but when her episodes happen, she `slides' into someone else's mind and see's through their eyes. She'll slide into her father's mind whilst he's in the middle of surgery, into her teachers and find out they have a drinking problem or into her sister's mind and overhear private conversations she definitely shouldn't be hearing. However, she'd take that any day over accidently slipping into the mind of a killer, standing over the dead body of a cheerleader - her sister's best friend.

Suddenly, another cheerleader is dead and everyone around her seems like a suspect, everyone seems like they have something to hide. Vee must try force herself through the tangled web of lies and danger to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

I loved Vee's character; I thought she was very refreshing and such a relatable person. She's so compassionate, kind, selfless and headstrong, all of which mix together to create a character I would be more than happy to know. Vee's an outcast at school and is constantly whispered and laughed at because of her `episodes'. I found it so easy to connect with her character on so many different levels; especially with her feelings of loneliness and thoughts that she has no one to talk to. She also has very rebellious, bright-pink hair, which is pretty awesome if you ask me.
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