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Vee Bell is certain of one unshakeable truth. Sophie was murdered. But how can she prove it? Everyone thinks Vee is narcoleptic, but her secret condition is far more terrifying. When Vee passes out she slides into other people's minds and can see the world through their eyes. She's seen her sister cheat on an exam and a frenemy do the unthinkable at prom, leaving Vee at the mercy of a cruel jock. But nothing prepares her for sliding into someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie's body. Vee wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? She can't bring herself to tell her best friend, let alone the police. But when another cheerleader ends up dead, Vee knows she must find a way to unmask the killer before they strike again.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 20mm | 220g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007515588
  • 9780007515585
  • 495,107

Review quote

"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 reviewshow more

About Jill Hathaway

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.show more

Rating details

6,298 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 24% (1,539)
4 34% (2,151)
3 30% (1,900)
2 8% (517)
1 3% (191)

Our customer reviews

Sliding into other people's bodies, seeing what they are seeing. Now that's something I'd like to read more about I thought when I picked up my copy of SLIDE. Vee can't controll when it happens or who she's sliding into. Whenever she touches an object with lingering emotions or energy in it, she is pulled into the person that's it's connected with. You can imagine numerous unintended slides lead to a story with many short or fragmented chapters. The sliding itself was an imaginative ability to have. In combination with Vee throwing herself into the murder investigation this book had everything I was looking for in a book. Well, hypothetically. The crime case itself was only okay. The amount of details and background info were kept to a very basic level and I would've been thrilled for more twists and turns. No surprise at the boy front. Because there is a new one who's just come to town. And things are starting to heat up fast between Vee and that new boy Zane. Their relationship reaches its peak after only a couple days. And so their romance was on the average side, too. Can't compete with major YA contemporaries. The other boy in Vee's life is Rollins, her best friend. I always tended to hope for a romantic relationship between these two who had known each other for a long time. In the first book he's remained more of an inscrutable character but we get to see more of him in IMPOSTER. SLIDE is on the short side of YA books, with only around 250 pages. So consider IMPOSTER an invitation to learn more about the characters and what's behind Vee's sliding talent. Really surprising is that despite the story's shortness Jill Hathaway still found time to include deeply emotional affecting issues into it. The general story definitely worked for me, the only thing I would have wished for were a few more details and bigger developments in the relationship department. 3,5/5 ***/* SLIDE & IMPOSTER - An enigmatically good distraction! SLIDE poses as a quick read for fans of main characters with exceptional abilities. I believe the crime case was supposed to be the center of Vee's story but there was rarely a moment it held my undivided attention. Its sequel IMPOSTER that would've offered the opportunity to look at the characters' portraits, relationships and issues on a much deeper level continues more or less on the same cursory writing course SLIDE kept. Despite Vee's engrossing gift it always felt like the story was holding back and didn't exhaust its full potential.show more
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