Genre: YA Mystery
Published: January 21, 2014 by HarperCollins
Length: 320 pages
Source: HarperCollins (ARC)
“Nick Pearson is hiding in plain sight…
My name isn’t really Nick Pearson.
I shouldn’t tell you where I’m from or why my family moved to Stepton, Virginia.
I shouldn’t tell you who I really am, or my hair, eye, and skin color.
And I definitely shouldn’t tell you about my friend Eli Cruz and the major conspiracy he was about to uncover when he died—right after I moved to town. About how I had to choose between solving his murder with his hot sister, Reya, and “staying low-key” like the Program has taught me. About how moving to Stepon changed my life forever.
But I’m going to.“
Fake ID was a very interesting and shocking read. The first 60 pages was a bit confusing, but after that, the action and mystery begins. The pacing picked up and I was left flipping the pages and telling myself ‘one more chapter’ even tough I had to sleep. It’s told from 1st person point of view of our male protagonist who is Nick. Nick isn’t really his name. Why? You’ll have to find out when you read the book! I really like that this book doesn’t only focus on mystery, but it also explores the concept of a father & son relationship, a little bit of romance, and friendship. There were also some plot twists here and there which I didn’t see coming.
Giles had a wonderful writing style although I’m still unclear about certain things. I quite understand the story, but it’s still a bit foggy. It’s like I could see the road, but not really because of some fog blocking the view.
Overall it was a great read, but I did have a few minor problems. I still recommend it if you like reading mystery books.