Monday, July 8, 2013

Allusive Aftershock by Susan Griscom

A review from Kelly
This is one of those rare books that I wish I could give 6 stars to. The characters are so real, the setting, even the animals that I was worried about the horses when... (Oops, no spoilers!) The author jumps from one character's viewpoint to another's, but in a clear, easy to keep track way that is perfect for a story like this. There is so much suspense, each event coming after another with just a moment to catch your breath before the next. I had to read the beginning of the book in short segments because of so many things going on in my life but it was quickly evident this book can't be read like that. I ended up staying awake half the night because I couldn't bear to put it down again. Although it is written about a trio of high school students, this book is far from juvenile. It is intense, with the death and destruction you would expect from a major earthquake. But it is without any scenes that would be inappropriate for teen readers: no graphic descriptions of death and bodies, no sex. If you only read one book this summer, make Allusive Aftershock that book.

I rate this book 5 stars * * * * *

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1 comment:

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