|Nomadic SA Chick||
Good Reads Synopsis:
Claudine has long buried her own needs and dreams to care for her alcoholic mother. But after Mom suddenly disappears, a much darker truth that lies buried under years of angry denial and enabling behavior is waiting to be uncovered. When Claudine eventually hits rock bottom, she must literally dig to find the secret that waits in a shallow grave behind the family's trailer. Buried is a suspenseful and mind-twisting psychological thriller that will keep readers turning the pages and help them grasp the drama and destruction of codependency.
Claudine is a 17 year old young woman who is left with the aftermath of her mother (a single parent) falling off the wagon, again. Claudine is not only left with having to clean up after the apparent party her mother had the night before, but it becomes obvious that her mother has taken off with no clues of when or if she will return. Claudine is hopeful that her mother has finally checked herself into rehab and is set on drying out for good this time. Through the book we follow Claudine in her daily life as she attends classes, group support meetings, and going home to an empty trailer. Little does Claudine notice the subtle and strange changes that are happening around her.
Overall I liked this book. Admittedly it has a very slow start, but after about 50 pages in it really starts to pick up. Though this is a young adult novel, it was an interesting look at mental health issues and what it is like to live with it , or with someone who is mentally ill. I was not entirely prepared for that aspect of the book, but it was a very good read. This was another quick read; I finished it in less than day. This book left me feeling a bit creeped out. It was a very eerie story, but if you have time this is one book that worth checking out.
I give this a 4 out of 5.