Reviews: Reconstructing Amelia


41nm43d0H2L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX285_SY380_CR,0,0,285,380_SH20_OU01_ This weeks review is on a new book that came out a week ago called Reconstructing Amelia written by Kimberly McCreight. I have to say it had me on pins and needles waiting to find out what will happen next with each turn of the page.  Every now and then you find a book that is different from what you usually read and you are left astonished by the story line. This was a novel I think not meant to be a mystery so much but left me trying to put together clues myself to a long line of events that lead to Amelia’s death.

The story is about a mother, Kate who is a lawyer and received a call from her daughter, Amelia’s, private school.  They claimed that her daughter was suspended for plagiarism on a school paper. By the time Kate gets there to the school her daughter had jumped from the roof of the school to her death… or so it seems. It is left up to Kate to find out what really happened to her daughter in the days leading up to her so called suicide.

This book is unique because of the way it is written. The author used different formats when she showed the text messages, emails, and Facebook statuses. The story was not only written from the eyes of Kate the mother, but also through the eyes of Amelia in flashbacks of the past leading up to her fatal fall.

This novel left me on the edge of my seat in suspense not knowing what shocking information I would find out next. I was surprised at the ending. I saw different roads it could have taken but didn’t expect where McCeight would end this story. This was one that had me thinking about it even hours after finishing it. This is a “must read” if you like suspense stories.


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