Jun 3, 2020

Book Review of *Road Kill Girl* by Nicole Herbert @RdklGirl

Road Kill Girl by Nicole Herbert

“On the highway of life, I am roadkill.” That is how eighteen-year-old Mar started the last assignment of her long high school career. About to graduate after feeling both invisible and unwanted for the past four years, Mar thinks she is only waiting to get out of her small, Canadian town and be noticed. After a sudden breakup with her swoon-worthy, musician boyfriend she is steered into an investigation into her mother’s death by the most unexpected visitor: a mangy, sassy cat claiming to be her guardian angel. When secrets of her dead mother’s past resurface revealing that her ex-preacher dad might not be her biological father Mar risks learning truths she never wanted to know. Why is it that she never felt like she belonged and is it possible that this dead cat is just using her like everyone else? What she doesn’t know is what everyone is scared of, the start of the next World War might just depend on a choice she needs to make. Cover artwork by Nolan Mercer.


This is Nicole's first published novel although she has multiple projects in the works all for Young Adults. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and lives in Pickering, Ontario with her husband, son, and two cats.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Road Kill Girl by Nicole Herbert was an interesting view of life from a teenager’s point of view. Mar is just trying to graduate high school finally after feeling invisible and unwanted for the last 4 years. All she wants is to graduate and get out of her small Canadian town.

For me, this book was very different from what I normally read, but I found it to be an incredible read. First, the arrogant boyfriend breaks her heart, a dead cat comes into her life, and secrets revealed. There is so much going on in Mar’s life, it becomes overwhelming for her.

The author has a very good imagination, and I would enjoy reading more books by her. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who can relate to a unique way of looking at life from a teenager’s point of view.

I would like to thank Nicole for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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