Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from BookSparks PR in order to facilitate an honest review.
About the Book:
First off, the entire book is written in verse so that threw me off initially. After the first few pages, I found myself intrigued so I didn't pay attention to how the words were. I loved that the author told the story through several different characters. I think my favorite character is Maxie. She seems antisocial but she is a nice young girl. She's a budding photographer and deep thinker. I also loved Faith, the younger sister of one of the teen characters. Faith has a huge heart filled with love for her family, but seems to genuinely care a great deal for others in her life as well. The author gave a little insight into the sisters bond (which was very important for the story). In face, we get a little background story on each of the teens before a tragic event happens. After the tragedy occurs, we see a little of how they are changed forever. Not all the endings are happy ones, but by the end of the book, I felt satisfied. If you enjoy page-turners, this is one to look for. I loved it and finished it fairly quickly given my hectic days! 5 out of 5 stars!
About the Author:
Edith Pattou has found acclaim as a writer in middle-grade fantasy with such award-winning books as East, which received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal; was selected as a Top Ten Book for YA, an American Library Association Notable Book, a School Library Journal Top Ten YA Book, one of the 100 Best of the Best YA Books for the 21st Century by the Young Adult Library Services Association; and was nominated for numerous state awards. It’s a nominee for NPR’s all-time Best YA Novels list.