Review: Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert

Blurb:

Sometimes in life it feels like everything that can go wrong does, but everything happens for a reason.  A relationship crumbles so someone else can mend the pieces of your broken heart.  A change of plans can lead you to something you didn’t even know you were missing. We help others and discover that it was us who needed to be helped all along. 
Jenn’s life is nothing as she had imagined it would be. She is twenty-something with a failing career and her love life has officially ended with an ultimate act of betrayal. She is ready to throw away her dreams when a chance run-in with a soldier, dealing with his own misfortunes, alters her course and changes her perspective on life. 
 Everything happens for a reason.
I really tried to like this book.  It started out okay, and I could see that I could possibly enjoy it.  Unfortunately, the author left me hanging.  I had a difficult time identifying with Jenn.  At one point in particular-when she is talking with Gail about Gail not being able to have kids.  And Jenn thinks Gail only wants kids because she was jealous of the attention her friend was getting.  Then, Jenn thinks ‘Everything really does happen for a reason.’  First off, how insensitive can the author be?  I understand Gail is a bitch-I totally get that.  But for the main character, Jenn, to even think that Gail is not able to have kids because she is selfish is ridiculous.  That really pissed me off.  Made me think of how judgmental Jenn actually is.
Another issue that really bothered me- always saying I am instead of I’m.  I am fine.  I am eating.  Two sentences in a row.  A majority of the book was spoken like this, which I found highly unlikely.  Who says that?  Think of the next time someone asks how you are doing- do you verbally say I am fine, or I’m fine?
Outside of those, the story was a bit predictable.  Then, towards the end, Jenn asks Shane if he’s mad at her because his ex-girlfriend is telling her stuff and he’s not opening up to her.  Talk about set up for an abusive relationship.  Jenn seems to talk a bit like she is still in high school, not 27 years old.
There were some interesting parts, and some parts that would make you cry if you could identify with the characters easier.  But, due to lack of good character development, the emotional parts just reminded me of a quick commercial.
Okay, I’m done tearing a new one to this book.  Obviously I still have issues with it!  I really don’t like giving bad reviews, which is why I waited on this one.  But I just couldn’t wait any longer, and had to get this off my chest!
I give it 1 out of 5.
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