I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Expiration Date is a fascinating story about Hope Lancaster, a girl who knows the exact time of everyone's death, including her own, by reading a countdown on them that only she can see. Knowing her death is coming quickly, Hope keeps her distance from other people and doesn't form close relationships. The closest anyone comes is her dad and her best friend Amber, both are also kept at a fair distance as she doesn't want to leave anyone to mourn after she's gone. Then things change when the cute new guy comes to town. Hope cannot see his expiration date and is instantly curious about him. This has never happened before. When Hope finds out seven people from her school are going to face an earlier death then they are supposed to she decides to try and stop it. With the help of the new guy, Hope successfully saves the seven people. However, when one thing leads to another Hope soon sees the consequences of preventing death and the cost that comes with it.
This is such an intense book. The characters are intense, the story is intense. I loved it! This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It is told in multiple person point of view, giving more dimension to Hope's story. There are a few quirky lines in here that didn't seem to fit but I do not feel as though the story suffered because of them. It was still well written and great to read. This book was a great idea executed wonderfully.