Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Were there believability issues? Yes. Did I care at all? No. It's a thriller/suspense and I found the few issues I had with believability (so many coincidences) to be within my threshold for suspension of disbelief. Other than that, I had no issues with the writing. The author did a good job of alternating between a teen and adult voice and created characters who were multi-faceted and dynamic. I appreciated that there weren't any stock-characters and that almost every character had a deeper motivation for his or her actions than was originally revealed.
In a thriller, I'm all about the entertainment value and this one delivers. My highest praise for any book as far as entertainment is concerned is that I think about it when I'm not reading it and Reconstructing Amelia had me wondering all day at work what would happen next.
Recommended to fans of the genre, obviously, but I also think this book has great crossover appeal for adults or teens who enjoy reading YA. The school setting and the age of some of the central characters will be appealing to those who like contemporary YA and it addresses some social issues that are also of interest to that age group.
Thanks to TLC for sending me a copy of the book for review! Click here to see the complete tour schedule.
Posted by Julie G at 4:16 PM