Friday, 9 October 2015

Are You Still There by Sarah Lynn Scheerger

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Albert Whitman & Company, and NetGalley.
Are You Still There
Blurb (from Goodreads):
After her high school is rocked by an anonymous bomb threat, "perfect student" Gabriella Mallory is recruited to work on a secret crisis helpline that may help uncover the would-be bomber's identity.

Gabriella Mallory, AP student and perfect-daughter-in-training, stands barefoot on a public toilet for three hours while her school is on lockdown. Someone has planted a bomb and she is hiding. The bomb is defused but the would-be-bomber is still at large. And everyone at Central High School is a suspect. The school starts a top-secret crisis help line and Gabi is invited to join. When she does, she is drawn into a suspenseful game of cat and mouse with the bomber, who has unfinished business. He leaves threatening notes on campus. He makes threatening calls to the help line. And then he begins targeting Gabi directly. Is it because her father is the lead police detective on the case? Is the bomber one of her new friends. Could it be her new boyfriend with his complicated past? As the story unfolds, Gabi knows she is somehow connected to the bomber. Even worse she is part of his plan. Can Gabi reach out and stop him? Or will she be too late?

Are You Still There by Sarah Lynn Scheerger

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Are You Still There

“This is not a drill. And I’m gonna die.”

This was a YA mystery story about a school bomber.

Gabi seemed to have a bomber after her in this story! The threats and calls she received escalated to the point where they should have worried her, but all she did was try to help the bomber and to try and catch him herself!

The storyline in this was about the bomb that was found at Gabi’s school, and a helpline which was set up in a peer support capacity, which seemed to attract attention from the bomber! The mystery in this was pretty good, although I found the pace a little slow.
There was a bit of romance in this, but it didn’t really interest me.

The ending to this was pretty good, and I totally didn’t guess who the killer was!

6 out of 10

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