|Nomadic SA Chick||
Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK
Page Count: 400
Fiction Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Dates Read: July 9-12, 2015
Amelia is dead. Her mother is having troubles accepting her suicide. Then she receives a text from a number she can't trace. The message says that Amelia didn't jump. This changes everything. Now how to prove that her daughter wouldn't just walk off the roof of her school.
This was such a great read! It was also very heart wrenching. The mother's pain was so real that my heart ached for her. McCreight pulled me in, and I felt like I was there by Kate's side as she tried to piece together the last few months of Amelia's life, trying to make sense of the tragedy she is experiencing. Though the legal aspects are very unrealistic and frustrating - there is no way any cop would allow Kate to get away with the things she did. Overall though, this book is very well written and beautifully delivered. An honest look at how technology has upped the peer-pressure game and what teenagers are willing to do to be popular.
This book comes with an additional side of feelings that you were not expecting ... It's like double coupon day.
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 7
Pace - 5
Plot Development - 6
Characters - 6
Enjoyability - 5
Insightfulness - 6
Ease of Reading - 7
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 4 out of 5 stars