Monday, July 28, 2014

Reconstructing Amelia


"Sometimes it's hard to tell how fast the current is moving until you're headed over a waterfall."

These words above taken from the story called "Reconstructing Amelia" by Kimberly McCreight are a good summary of the type of plot you will get when you nose through this book.

McCreight does an incredible job at conveying teenagers as well as depicting the perspective of adults. This story is full of twists and turns that leave you on the edge of your seat making you feel part of all the drama and suspense you get on every page. This is one of those books where you tell yourself "...just one more chapter..." and then you end up reading beyond that.

This is a story of events that capture the cause of Amelia's death. 15-year-old Amelia dies by falling off of her school roof and it is noted as a suicide. However, questions are raised determining whether or not this really was a suicide. The school seems to be hiding something. A group of girls who belong to a secret club seem to be hiding something. Amelia seems to have hidden some things.  Amelia's mother Kate will go to great lengths trying to uncover the truth. Each page is gripping and leads to another clue. What happened to the intelligent, honest, and loving Amelia? Readers will get a sense of where mother and daughter are coming from in terms of bullying, promises and commitments, regrets, and deep questions. This current will move quickly, but the real question is whether or not characters will survive the plunge down this intense waterfall.

Prepare to read this book in less than a week. You'll be eager to know what happened on that rooftop.

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