Kit Frick keeps you guessing in her suspenseful YA novel, See All The Stars.
Ellory returns to Pine Brook for senior year after a two-month suspension from school. She narrates the story with shifts between the past and the present, hinting at deception, betrayal, and violence but never giving away the mystery until the final pages.
See All The Stars is full of beautifully crafted description. Although, I admit the eerie and chilling tone did give me nightmares!
Frick has given readers a thriller with plenty of suspense and mystery, and I did not anticipate the powerful twist of the ending. The depth of story was utterly satisfying.
See All The Stars is highly recommended YA fiction for readers who enjoy mystery and suspense in a contemporary setting.
From the publisher:
It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.
THEN They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.
NOW Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.
THEN Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.
NOW Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.
The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.
- Margaret K. McElderry Books |
- 320 pages |
- ISBN 9781534404397 |
- August 2018 |
- Ages 14+
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