Thursday, November 17, 2011


"Will and Asheley have a troubled past. Their father left them when they were little, and their mother has just been carted off to an alcohol treatment center. Now, they have the house to themselves, and an endless California summer stretching out before them. Through alternating perspectives, they tell the story of how and why their lives spun violently out of control - right up to the impossibly shocking conclusion you'll have to read for yourself to believe."
Plot: The plot is quite straight forward, the story altars between Will and Asheley's story and is told as if they are talking to you. It is a Semi psychological thriller and the ending is unexpected.
Characters: Will and Asheley are siblings, who have a close relationship. They are written very distinctly. Asheley the nice, sweet girl and Will the misunderstood, struggling man of the house.
Pros: quick read, very straight forward plot, and a little creepy. (but you expect that with this book)
Cons: There may have been some inaccuracies on minor details.
Final Thoughts:  I originally thought this book was about incest, but it isn't although there is a slighty inappropriate relationship going on. When I think about the events and personalities of and in the characters lives, it makes sense to me why some of these things happened. Although, I was shocked at some of them Epsecially the ending. I would LOVE to talk to someone who has read the book about the ending. Overall, there are not too many YA Psychological Thrillers out there, that are age appropriate. I mean this is like mini psychological  thriller, but still., an entertaining read.

1 comment:

  1. Have you read Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma? This sounds exactly like it from the plot description. It's even told from varying viewpoints. But Forbidden IS about incest. I wonder how similar they really are...