Sunday, September 19, 2010
Book Name: All Unquiet Things
Author/s: Anna Jarzab
Publisher, year: Delacorte BFYR, 2010
Page total: 337
Date Read: September 10th-12th 2010
Genre/s: YA, Mystery
Synopsis/Description:Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.
Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.
Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.
As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save.
First line of Book:"It was the end of summer, when the hills were bone dry and brown; the sun beating down and shimmering up off the pavement was enough to give you a headache."
Review:This is probably one of the most unusual books I've ever read. Very original. Not my cup of tea though..
When I started reading, I didn't think it was very good-actually, I thought it sucked- but once I got to the second part (the book has four parts and an epilogue, alternating between Neily's and Audrey's POV) I was blown away because even though I had just read the first paragraph, I already knew it was a different character, and I would have known it even if it weren't written "Part Two: Audrey" which is amazing! And once I got to see things through Audrey's point of view I really started enjoying the story. It turns out, it was just Neily I couldn't stand.
He is way too passive in my opinion, throughout the book I kept wondering how could he still love Carly? However, I appreciated his determination in finding out who killed her.
However, it was Audrey who I really liked. Her determination in finding out who did it, to take an innocent person out of prison was remarkable.
Though the plot may seem very predictable, don't let yourselves be fooled. Ms Jarzab did a fantastic job at keeping things well hidden till she wanted us to find them out. This was everything but predicable, and I'm not just talking about murder, the ending was different from what I was expecting too.
I would recommend it if you like a good unpredictable mystery with some bloody action in it.
Posted by Stray at Sunday, September 19, 2010