Thursday, February 3, 2011
Quick Review: Cryer's Cross
The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.
Kendall has OCD. She has rituals that she must do everyday. Kendall lives in a small town and lives on a farm. I like Kendall..very much. She is a very well written character. I believe her. I loved this story. There was just enough creepy to make this a very awesome tale.
The "twist" I got near the middle of this book but when it was revealed it was still awesome! I really enjoyed this book! I know I've mentioned that before but I just had to say it as many times as I can. This was the first surprise book of the year for me!
I liked the characters, I liked the story, the supernatural element was very well done. I just liked this book! I read it in one day! That should say something! I recommend it!