“We were twirling and laughing and it was fun until I started to feel sick. I think I let go of her hands. She fell backward [from the third floor balcony] onto the lawn. It was an accident, but…I Killed Zoe Spanos.”—statement to the Hampton’s police by seventeen-year-old Anna.
Martina, teen host of a podcast about Zoe, doesn’t believe Anna’s confession. If Anna didn’t cause Zoe’s death and subsequently hide the body for two months, who did? And why did Zoe and Anna look so alike?
I Killed Zoe Spanos is a twisty teen read about the nature of memory and the poor decision-making by almost every character. A couple of the twists seemed obvious to me. But I’ve read a lot more gothic novels than most teen readers.
I think this would be a good choice for high school females that could relate to some of the bad choices made by many of the characters in the novel. 4 stars for teens!
Thanks to Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster, and Edelweiss+ for a copy in exchange for my honest review.