Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Review - "Cryer's Cross" by Lisa McMann

Publisher - Simon Pulse
Release Date -  February 8, 2011
Number of Pages - 223

Hello folks! How are enjoying the start of the Easter weekend? I will start a new thing with my reviews. They will be in "pros and cons" format. Hope that turns out well.

The synopsis of this book is:
The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

- very well developed characters
- a very mysterious, well described and interesting setting
- very unique concept
- great writing style

- some people might find the story slow

A great book overall! I recommend it for fans of horror movies.

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