This book lacked the charm of its sequel Life Without Friends
. LWF had something extra to it than your average whodounit. It was more than a YA mystery. This was better than the Sweet Valley High series but because I'd read LWF already I was expecting it to be as good.
The book had good points. The grief over her friend was palpable. Her dead friend was more realised than her boyfriend. The villain was scarier in LWF. Here he was your average villain you might see pushing drugs in a Nancy Drew pc videogame. This book lacked the danger one should experience if they are going undercover in a drug cartel. "Listen... I'm not into pushy girls
This book felt exactly like a Nancy Drew game actually.