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Blurb (from Goodreads):
A remarkable story of strange beauty and self-discovery from Printz Award winner Nick Lake
Cassie is writing a letter to the boy whose heart she broke. She’s trying to explain why. Why she pushed him away. Why her father got so angry when he saw them together. Why she disappears some nights. Why she won’t let herself remember what happened that long-ago night on the boardwalk. Why she fell apart so completely.
Desperate for his forgiveness, she’s telling the whole story of the summer she nearly lost herself. She’s hoping he’ll understand as well as she now does how love—love for your family, love for that person who makes your heart beat faster, and love for yourself—can save you after all.
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
This was a YA story about a girl who heard a voice that wasn’t really there.
Cass was a bit of a messed up character, she listened to this horrible voice telling her what to do and how to act, and she followed exactly what it told her to do. The voice drove me nuts, and it would have been awful to have to put up with it the way Cassie did.
The storyline in this was about Cass hearing this horrible voice, and there was also a bit of mystery over some murders that had happened. The pace in this was super-slow though, and there wasn’t enough about the murders for me, it was all about Cass talking to the voice in her head, then talking to her therapist, then talking to her doctor and on and on and on. Even the romance took a back seat to her voice!
The ending to this was also quite disappointing as there was a severe lack of resolution in all parts of the storyline!
5 out of 10