Until Today - YA Review by Tori H

Reader: Tori H
Age: 13
Title: Until Today
Author: Pam Fluttert
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 09/23/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book:  I loved this book because it was unpredictable and thrilling. The character development was amazing! It continued throughout the book, but in a good way. The events in the book shaped the characters, they never stopped changing. It was a very action packed book, but emotional action. It was very unique, I haven't read anything like it.
Memorable or Forgettable: I would say the emotional action was the biggest one. I also think that when she saw this little girl at the hospital who the hospital suspected was abused. She helped the girl realize that it was okay to tell. So she saw herself in this girl. That this girl had the same fight she did. It was memorable.
Cover: It was a very weird cover. The only thing that made me look at this book is the sulking girl off to the side.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: This thrilling book is about a teenage girl who is sexually abused. She has no one to turn to, so she keeps a secret journal of the truth. One day her journal is gone and her secret that she has been hiding forever is about to be revealed.

tags:  sexual abuse / coming of age / ya lit

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