Release Date: May 19, 2015
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
via publisher (thank you!)
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I've really been into the YA thriller genre lately—it's always been one of my favorites as well. This was such a well-crafted mystery, and it definitely did not disappoint.
Though I'm still a bit confused on the title (if anyone got it, please let me know because I'm still trying to figure it out!), I loved this realistic, eerie depiction of how a family copes after a tragedy and how they try to figure out the real story.
It was full of suspense, but not the fast-paced, scary suspense. It was more of a slow burn and stayed true to the realistic nature of it all.
I also loved a point brought up about how different scenarios were treated in a group meeting for families whose children had been kidnapped and murdered:
"William's murder got far less attention than it should have because he wasn't a pretty little white girl.... It's the kind of injustice so heinous that you would almost have to ignore it unless you were face-to-face with his mother; the prejudice of the system is the kind of thing most people can't stand to acknowledge, because they aren't willing to accept what that says about the world we all live in."This was an excellent and poignant read, and I'm still thinking about it even though I finished it almost two months ago!